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Ribbon cutting held for new water treatment plant

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The city of Tuckerman held a ribbon cutting on their new water treatment plant on Friday.

Residents have dealt with brown water flowing from the faucets for a long time.

Mayor David Dixon said the new plant has been a long time coming.

Dixon said the city went from brown water to unusable water in which residents of Tuckerman could not wash their clothes properly or even drink the water.

It took a few years to build the new facility, according to Dixon.

The project also included an elevated water storage system and water meter replacements.

Dixon said all of the credit for the project goes to former Mayor Larry Brown.

“He saw a vision in on of his election campaigns and he promised that he would get this water fixed and that’s what he did,” Dixon said. “He set out the ground work to it back in early 2014 and here we are today.”

Dixon said the final cost of completing the project was $4.1 million.

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