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Plan Could be Coming for Tainted Water in Salisbury Subdivisions

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SALISBURY, Md.- For nearly a year, 25 homeowners in the Colburn Woods and Morris Mills subdivisions in Salisbury have known their water has been contaminated with TCE.

"There's a stigma attached to our properties now, so the sooner the better they do something to resolve this issue, people will breathe a sigh of relief," said Farrah Yaya, whose home's water has TCE in it.

On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council could put out a plan to clean up the water problem.

The state installed carbon filters so families could drink the water coming through their pipes, but the filter only affects water inside homes.

"The people who have vegetable gardens they were concerned that the same water is being sprayed on them and in the inside we have systems that make the water for us to consume but for outside, the sprinkler system does not have that" Yaya said.

For Yaya, that became a problem this past summer for her children.

"We put a water slide out, they play in the sprinklers, they have different things but this summer we were reluctant to do that. Although we have done it for years but now since we know there's a problem in the ground water, we were reluctant to do that," she said.

Yaya says something needs to be done soon.

"Either supply us water from another town or build a water tower, something," Yaya said. "Something has to be done."

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