Coal Run Road Water Problem Update

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 11:29 PM
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Clean tap water is flowing for a group of mostly black residents in the Zanesville area.

The group won a civil rights ruling eight months ago that said failure to provide the people with water service is discrimination. The $730,000 project is being paid for with county, state and federal funds.

Previously, they had to use water from cisterns or wells. 30 of 34 white families in the area already had water, but 23 of 27 nonwhite families didn’t.

Government officials say there’s been no discrimination and the question came down to which agency was going to do the work.

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