Public water coming to neighborhood near downtown

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

The city of Jacksonville took action to bring public water to a neighborhood near downtown Jacksonville.

People packed the Larsen Outreach Center to see Mayor Alvin Brown sign a local law that will lead to public water in that neighborhood.

Many of the people previously used wells, but they have either dried up or become contaminated.

Brown said, “If the truth be told, city water lines should have been installed here decades ago. But it didn't happen. Now, at long last, it will.”

Bobby Platt, a Larson resident said, “No more LIME-A-WAY, and detergent to wash your clothes with and rust all over everything.”

Construction on the new water lines begins in a few weeks.