Jasper Mayor assures water is safe


JASPER, Ala., (WIAT) — Jasper Mayor David O’Mary says he’s been to the water processing plant on a daily basis in which they process millions of gallons of water that flows into the city of Jasper.

“In a weeks time, 70 million gallons of water flows into the city of Jasper. We use it at my house, we take a shower every morning and night,” O’Mary said.

O’Mary assures that the water in Jasper is safe. He even drank faucet water from Jasper city hall’s break room in front of CBS 42’s Cory McGinnis.

This comes after the Alabama Department of Environmental Management Director Lance LeFleur received public criticism following a sewage spill from a Tyson Foods’ plant in Hanceville.

The spill resulted in a massive fish kill on Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River.

Since that time, many residents living in Walker County have reported feeling sick after drinking and using the water that they say has a bad smell and taste.

Jasper Water Works and Sewer board says the water is safe to consume.

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