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North Port water plant to open Friday

By Dale White

NORTH PORT – City water here has long been hard to love.

It tastes bad, residents complain, and it leaves stains on dishes.

“It's just a very hard water,” said Jessica Lawrence, customer service coordinator for North Port Utilities.

But the city hopes such complaints will be put to rest, starting Friday when North Port officially opens its new water treatment plant.

The plant will use semi-permeable membranes to filter out sulfate and dissolve minerals and organics that, during the dry season, are in the water that the city pumps out of Myakkahatchee Creek.