East Texas community with brown water continues to seek solutions months later

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — The Stryker Lake Water Supply Corporation met on Friday, but customers still had no solutions to their lingering water quality issues.

After several months of boil water advisories, customers said they felt ignored. They are upset about these problems of undrinkable brown water from the Stryker Lake water supply.

Customers said they had to flush their valves regularly and found that too much chlorine was being pumped into the water and causing skin burns.

“We are simply asking for a legal and legitimate election because there has not been one for the past few years. They’re supposed to send out notices asking for people who want to serve on the board, and they haven’t,” said Stryker Lake Water Supply member James Greenwood.

The request for a special election went unanswered on Friday. Residents hope this will solve the problems the community is facing.

The next scheduled board meeting will be Friday, October 14.

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