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Wake County Subdivision Residents Sue Utility Provider Over Water

Posted March 22, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— People who live in the Neuse Crossing subdivision say rashes, kidney stones and lost property values are the result of months of contaminated water. Now, they are suing the supplier.

Last year, state toxicologists warned residents of the subdivision not to drink their tap water. High levels of iron, manganese and other minerals made the water dangerous.

In December, the subdivision was hooked up to Raleigh city water, but some residents say the stain of bad water remains.

Johnathan Sasser is representing residents in a lawsuit against Neuse Crossing Utilities. They want to be compensated for the visible and invisible consequences of the bad water.

Lawyers for Neuse Crossing Utilities told a Raleigh newspaper that there is no science that would support the residents' claims. The lawyers maintain the company provided safe water.