Crews work on Barnsdall water filtration system

Posted at 6:24 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 11:43:17-05

BARNSDALL, Okla. - The city of Barnsdall is addressing a decade of water contamination problems.

Barnsdall residents say they are happy to hear about progress the city is making. They also say they've been waiting a long time to see changes.

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Construction crews are paving the way for a new filtration system. The construction is costing the city more than $500,000.

The city's mayor, Brock Moore, believes it will help lower contaminants in the water. Moore acknowledges that the city still needs to install other expensive equipment to lift their 2006 consent order.

"Just have patience with us we're doing the best we can and I hope they see this and know we are trying."

The new filtration system will take a total of four months to install. After the instillation, the city expects cleaner water.

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