Wiregrass Community Water Problems

One small Wiregrass town has complained for years of little water pressure.

In the Black community, one homeowner says during peak usage, the water just drips out of the faucet.

But, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has awarded more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars to correct the problem.

Bob Enfinger lives in downtown Black, a small community of three-hundred residents which sits along the Holmes County line.

He says “watering can be a task in itself this time of year with only a 7,500 gallon above ground water tank and water pressure is never good. If the power goes out, it gets worse.
The problem is when the current goes out, it gives us about three hours without any water, it empties the town.”

There is no word on when work will begin to upgrade the water system in Black.