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February 6, 2014

Water available for Greenup customers

GREENUP — Supplies of bottled water are available for Greenup Water customers at four distribution sites this afternoon and Friday, according to Mayor Lundie Meadows.

Sites include the Little Sandy, Oldtown, Load and Maloneton volunteer fire departments and they will be open until 7:30 p.m. today and will reopen at 10 a.m. Friday.

Levels are rising in tanks as leaks are found and repaired but officials haven’t been able to restore service to any more customers since Wednesday, Meadows said.

However, he anticipates being able to send water to more customers by Friday or Saturday. Floodwaters in the Little Sandy and electrical issues have slowed the restoration process.

Meadows, who said he declared an emergency Jan. 12, met today with state officials from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office and the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency and requested help, specifically expert help and equipment including flow meters and listening devices to locate breaks his workers have not been able to find.

Three of the system’s tanks are still dry: Beechy, North Fork and Cub Run.

MIKE JAMES can be reached at mjames@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2652.

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