A Closer Look at the Prichard Water Vote

A Closer Look at the Prichard Water Vote

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PRICHARD, Ala - Residents in Prichard say they're relieved to have the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System take the reigns.

Prichard residents voted 3 to 1 to dissolve their water board.  Here's a look at how residents in Prichard voted.  Adding up the 7 voting precincts in Prichard - 2,818 residents voted yes to dissolve the Prichard Water Board. Only 739 voted no.  Here's a look at how the rest of Mobile County voted without the Prichard vote: 17,171 residents voted yes, 17,354 voted no.  Prichard residents in favor of the MAWSS takeover says news of the Prichard Water board's plan to appeal is disheartening.

"The only way they can appeal it is through the bill money that we pay. Rate payers and we are saying no more. We do not intend for them to appeal this again," said Severia Campbell-Morris with United Concerned Citizens of Prichard.

"I feel very confident that if we appeal, that we will win. When the bill was drafted we had it reviewed by judges and attorneys to make sure that it was in it's proper format and eventually we are going to win this," said State Rep. Napoleon Bracy.

The Prichard Water board purchased its water from Mobile and in turn also supplied water to the City of Chickasaw. Tuesday's vote showed an overwhelming majority of Chicksaw voters in favor of the Prichard Water board dissolving with 553 people voting yes, compared to only 52 voters in Chickasaw voting no.
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