JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some may find it difficult to believe, but there are homes in northwest Jacksonville that are not connected to the city's water system. There is no potable running water in the area.
"We need it over here," said Hubert Cox. "We need it."
A decade ago, Cox, a small business owner, launched a petition to get the city to bring running water to the residents along U.S. 1 North.
"It is pretty bad," he said. "Sometimes we have to use bleach to make sure it is okay."
The now has plans to interconnect the water lines from Borden Street to Trout River Boulevard. Cox said in his barbershop the subject is a sore point.
"It is critical," said Cox. "There is no decent water to drink."