Pocomoke City officials still working to fix ongoing water issue
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. – 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.