One Panola County resident said she is through begging the Board of Supervisors for help with a water problem at her home.
During the first Monday meeting in Sardis, Georgia Wilson plead for assistance with water and the damage it continues to cause at her home.
"I had to swim out of my house twice last week and I don’t swim," she said.
Wilson said her floors are rotting because the water around her home will not drain.
"I have begged the board for seven years to get this water off my house, but it gets worse every time it rains," she said. "I’m through begging this time."
Wilson said the road, bushes and ditches are no longer maintained properly.
"It used to be that the bushes and road were taken care of, now its like nobody cares anymore," she said. "Well, I care and something has got to be done.
"We are all human people," she said. "Everyone of us, no matter where we live, should be treated fairly."
Wilson said the problems caused by the rain are also happening at Greenhill Elementary School.
"We have about 600 children playing out there everyday, and the ditches flow right by the schoolyard," she said.
Wilson said the standing water is causing a lot more rats, snakes and insects.
"It’s nothing more than a breeding area for vermin," she said. "Well, I’m tired of living in water, urine and the other stuff with the rats and snakes.
"It’s just not safe right now."
Wilson told Supervisor Robert Avant she felt like she should get her house rebuilt as result of the conditions she lives in.
"I know you have gotten other people’s houses rebuilt," she said. "Well, I feel like it should be my turn."
Road Department Manager Lygunnah Bean said the pipes at the home will be replaced to allow water to drain better, but a dry stretch of weather is needed.
"We have already spoken to the City of Sardis," he said. "They have agreed to repair the water line we are going to have to cut to get the property to drain.
"The city will take care of repairing the water line," Bean said.
Wilson said she would not count on the city to assist with the project.
"All Sardis is trying to do is get us in the city limits," she said referring to the proposed annexation of Greenhill. "Well, that ain’t gonna happen."
Bean said as soon as the weather allowed, the road department would get to work resolving Wilson’s problem.
"Common sense and mother’s learning would show you how to fix the problem without having to wait any longer," Wilson said as she left the meeting.