By: Holly Brantley
“I think they are doing a good thing,” said Louise LaFont. Workers are installing pipes just outside her front door. “We need better water,” said Louise.
Louise hopes the new system will bring and end to water problems.
“I'm proud to go through this little mess that I'm going through to get better water. I hope it tastes better. And, I hope it doesn't make my clothes as yellow when I do the laundry,” said Louise.
Giant pieces of Brookport’s new water tower sit in the city park. The tower is going up in several weeks. But, before that happens, new pipes must be installed. Some of the old ones are more than one hundred years old.
New meters will mean residents can expect to see some changes in their water bills. Wayne Pruitt says some large families may have to pay higher bills. But he doesn't think it will be a burden for him.
“For a family with more people that takes more showers and stuff they probably will have higher bills,”
In the meantime people are wondering what will happen to Brookport’s one hundred year old water tower.
Some in town say it has historic value.
“I heard it was gonna come down,”