Carthage residents will see a significant increase in water pressure by October. It's the result of a number of upgrades to the water system. They cost about $1 million.
Second-ward Alderman Gary Smith is recommending residents who are concerned about their pipes and water heaters to have them checked.
He said, “It'd give you a little time to save a couple of bucks. Maybe have a plumber come check things out if you're worried.”