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Mississippi town leading the way for cleaner water

The small town of Edwards, just west of Clinton, is partnering with the EPA and the Mississippi Rural Water Association in a first-of-it’s-kind water purification demonstration.

The town of about 1000 people is the center of a pilot program that will help small towns across the country get federal assistance to help clean up water systems.

The new tech uses carbon filtration to filter out organic material that has kept residents from drinking clear water for years. City leaders say the water is perfectly safe to drink, and has been, but the brown color of the water has been off-putting to some.

The EPA and Calgon Carbon Corporation hope the Edwads model will be able to bring clean, clear water to rural water systems across the country.

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