DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The community of Sand Branch in southeast Dallas County is one step closer to getting clean, running water flowing through taps.READ MORE: Dallas Police Release Video Prior To Shooting Of Armed Robbery Suspect
A newly hired lawyer, Mark McPherson, is now fighting for the community and will meet with county, state and federal agencies on Tuesday to find a solution.
The issue for years has surrounded the fact FEMA considers the community to be sitting on a flood plain.READ MORE: Young Man Shot To Death Behind The Wheel Of Car In DeSoto; Witnesses Saw Passenger Run Off
“We’re fighting and begging Dallas County to allow the citizens of Sand Branch for a water bill,” said Pastor Eugene Keahey of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Where else in the world would you hear of someone asking for a water bill? That’s all we’re asking for is a water bill.”
The closed-doors meeting involves 10 different agencies.
Community leaders believe if all goes as planned, they could have water and sewer services by November.MORE NEWS: Exclusive: Inside The North Texas Factory Making Syringes For COVID-19 Vaccines
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