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Repairs to Pierson tower should improve water quality

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The reason a crew was working on the Pierson, Iowa water tower in the first place is because it's 90 years old, and in need of repairs.

Pierson's mayor Max Dunnington said the water tower failed a basic maintenance inspection.

Small holes were found in the roof. The metal inside the cap was damaged beyond repair.

So the town's water was switched to a back up system while workers put a new top on the tower.

"When I turn the water on inside the house, it definitely starts out rusty, then it clears up after a minute," said resident Chris Husted.

Residents in this town of about 400 say it's a small inconvenience when you consider it'll improve water quality.

Dunnington said the repairs should last another 90 years.

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