Pocomoke City officials still working to fix ongoing water issue

Popular News

Bayhealth expands COVID-19 testing

With the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, Bayhealth has expanded dates, times, and locations of...

BREAKING: Salisbury Mayor Jake Day to be deployed to Africa

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day announced in a press conference on Thursday that he has been ordered to...

BREAKING: Maryland to lift additional restrictions beginning this Friday, May 29th

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Wednesday that Maryland will lift additional restrictions...

Pocomoke City officials still working to fix ongoing water issue

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

In Pocomoke City, clean water has been an issue for decades.

Former City Manager Bobby Cowger took that issue head on while in office, but town officials say they’re still working to get the town’s water free of iron and rust.

According to Pocomoke City Councilmember Todd Nock, the city is still moving forward with plans to replace all the old, rusty metal pipes with plastic ones.

Something that’s been going on for over a year now, but residents we spoke to today say it hasn’t drastically improved just yet.

“Our water it smells better than it did, but it still stinks. I mean there’s no other way to put it, it’s stinks you know when you get company from out of state and they smell it, it makes you feel sorry,” explains Deborah Underhill, a longtime Pocomoke City resident.

Although Underhill and others say they’re pleased with the continued efforts by the city to fix it. Nock also tells 47 ABC they’re planning on doing a town hall to address the water issues in the coming weeks.

Courtesy: WMDT