We just received an update on the county water situation from Brownsville Mayor Jerry Meredith. According to Mayor Meredith, a 20 foot section of 16" main water line in the area near the Edmonson County High School greenhouses near Houchin Ferry Road ruptured earlier this evening.
He reiterated that ALL OF EDMONSON COUNTY is under a strict boil water advisory until further notice. The line has been repaired, but a line of that size has a significant impact on the county's water supply. All food service providers in the county need to make preparations. Meredith said school officials have been notified and all drinking fountains will be shut down tomorrow.
The advisory will remain in effect until samples are cleared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will not be until sometime tomorrow. Meredith thanked everyone for their patience and said that updates will be released as soon as they are available.
The Edmonson County Water District has issued a county-wide boil water advisory due to a main break. The advisory will end after samples are cleared from the EPA, at which time is not yet known. The advisory was given at 5:06pm, Monday, December 14th, 2015.