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Clean Water Coming Down the Pike for Raleigh Neighborhood

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The water in the Neuse Crossing subdivision has been blamed for everything from illness to discolored clothing.(WRAL-TV5 News)
RALEIGH — A Wake County subdivision will finally get clean drinking water.

People who live in the Neuse Crossing subdivision say their water is full of sand and smells bad. Tests show the water is undrinkable, because of high levels of minerals like manganese and calcium.

The Raleigh City Council voted Wednesday to provide the subdivision with water and sewer service. Neighbors are ecstatic.

"A lot of people say it's a Christmas present to themselves to get the water," says homeowner Stephanie Massengale.

It is a fairly expensive Christmas present. Close to 600 Neuse Crossing homeowners will have to pay:
  • $650 for the hook-up
  • $100 for a pressure valve
  • $300 in five yearsThe city manager says this bail-out will not effect rates for other city water customers.
  • Once Neuse Crossing homeowners pay up, they should be getting city water by December 4.

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