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Access to safe water a problem for many

Funding is an obstacle to waterlines

Posted: August 25, 2014 at 3:53 a.m.

A map showing the Frazier Pike/Harper Road waterline extension.

Every couple of months for the past 10 years, Lillard Brockette and his wife, Iris, have loaded up his pickup with 80 empty 1-gallon bottles to drive an hour west to Hot Springs to fill up on spring water straight from the source.

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