Ripley water runs brown with high iron levels

Ripley residents may finally get some relief after years of dealing with water quality issues. Those that live in the Brown County village said their water has often been brown, staining sinks and bathtubs. They've also complained to village officials about hard water issues. Samantha Gray, the owner of Studio 28, a hair salon, said the water issues have impacted her business. "It could start coming out clear, then it might switch over," she said. "As soon as I do a fresh color a lot of times, I have to let the water run. I've had to buy water." Both village officials and residents have said it's not a new problem.