Technicians were opening valves late Saturday afternoon to restore water service to the Lloyd area, but whether they would be able to leave them open depends on whether sufficient water levels can be maintained in the system's storage tanks, Greenup mayor Lundie Meadows said.
Workers have been repairing line breaks, and if the repairs hold, water supplies should be adequate, according to Meadows. Service was restored to the Coal Branch area Saturday morning, he said.
Meadows cautioned residents to use water frugally, however, and asked that they not immediately begin filling jugs and other storage receptacles. Doing so could deplete the tanks, which are only partially refilled, he said.
Meadows said he is working with state emergency management officials to try to get drinking water trucked in.