- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - After lengthy discussions with the North Lee Water Association, the city of Tupelo has purchased the water rights for the areas annexed in 2012.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1K3o1hR) the city agreed to pay about $3 million for the right to provide services to the approximately 560 customers in the north and northeast portions of the city.

Tupelo Water & Light Director Johnny Timmons says the city has already been running water lines to provide fire protection. He says it will just be a matter of switching out the North Lee water meters for the city meters.

Timmons said switching over customers to city water could take several months. He plans to create one crew whose only task will be installing the new water meters.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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