Pastor Urging Dallas County Officials to Provide Basic Services for Sandbranch

An unincorporated Dallas County community is fighting to get drinkable water.

The residents of Sandbranch, located west of Seagoville, don't have a running faucet or drinkable water.

Pastor Eugene Keahey is hoping to persuade state and county officials to provide basic services for the small community.

Keahey said the water is not drinkable because of a waste water treatment plant located nearby.

"Bottled water is a necessity. We have to make sure we have it on hand at all times," said Keahey.

"For the past 20 years, we haven't had any water. If you do have a well, you can't drink out of it."
Fewer than 100 people live in Sandbranch.

Keahey said Dallas County moved two dozen families out of Sandbranch more than 10 years ago because their homes were in a flood plain.

On Monday afternoon, a representative with U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's office toured Sandbranch with Keahey to hear his concerns.

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