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Bud residents say after a brown weekend, water quality is improving

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Wyoming County residents said after a weekend of terrible water quality, Monday, there were signs of hope.

We caught up with a board member that is working to fix the water problems there and he told us, the water was cut off this past weekend and they were making progress with the water quality in the Bud and Alpoca areas.

The dirty water problem from this weekend, Virgil Shrewsbury said was a result of them experimenting with chlorine to clean the lines.

Shrewsbury said he was shocked this morning when he woke up, turned on the faucet and the water was clear.

Shrewsbury said the system's filter was replaced on the first of January and since then, they have tried several different chemical levels to get the water just right.

He said the brown color actually comes from too much chlorine in the water not from mud, rust or anything else getting into the water.