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Compton and Willowbrook's Brown Water Might Finally Get Fixed

Government officials and local residents flank LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas as he announces the county's take over of Sativa Water District.
Government officials and local residents flank LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas as he announces the county's take over of Sativa Water District.
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For the first time in state history, California has ordered the takeover of a water district. And it's named LA County's Public Works Department for the task. The department started work on Friday to fix the brown water that Compton and Willowbrook residents have seen coming out of their faucets for months.