Seville could soon have safe drinking water

SEVILLE, Calif. (KFSN) -- A South Valley community that's dealt with water problems for years could soon have safe drinking water again.

Workers recently drilled a 300-foot well in Seville, and the most recent tests show the water is safe to drink.

Tulare County officials are running another series of tests and should know by Friday -- if residents can safely cook and drink the water out of their faucets.

For years Seville suffered high nitrates in their 100-year-old water system. This year, drought conditions gave residents just a trickle or no water at all.

Plans are underway to replace all of the underground piping, and ultimately link Seville to nearby Yettem's water system.

Watch the video for extended coverage from Action News reporter Jessica Peres.

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