OHIO CO., Ky. (WEHT) — Ohio County’s boil water advisory has been lifted.
Water officials say due to the size of the affected area, it was not feasible for their crews to visit their customers door to door for safety precautions. Ohio County Water District says the leak began around 9:00 p.m. last night and was found and isolated at about 3:30 a.m. this morning. Repairs are underway and should be completed by 12:00 p.m. October 18.
Officials say the moderate drought conditions increased the main line breaks. Water district officials say when the ground starts getting this dry, it starts shifting causing the pipes to break under stress. Officials say the water district has an expansive system, over 650 miles of lines and is the 5th largest water district in Kentucky.
Officials say the samples have come back clear and the boil water advisory has been lifted by the Kentucky Division of Water for the area served by the Windy Hill water tank.
Ohio County officials report about 150 people are impacted after a boil advisory was issued within the county.
Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, crews say they found a main line break along Highway 69 North that required emergency repair. According to a water official, the leak began just an hour or so earlier around 3 a.m.
Although the leak was repaired around 8 a.m., county workers tell us a boil advisory was issued because of the main break. The following routes are impacted:
- Along Hwy 69 N from the Rough River pump station to the rock quarry
- Combs Bridge from Hwy 69 N to Washburn Lake
- Kirk Lane
- West Halls Creek
- Humble Valley Rd
- Round Hill Rd
- A portion of Sunnydale Rd
If your home or business experienced a drop in water pressure because of the issue, officials say you will be included in this boil water advisory. Click here to see a map of the Boil Water Advisory area.