Madison Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Fiscal Court met today, Monday, October 24, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Judge Executive Wil Cannon by leading the court in the pledge of allegiance. As usual, multiple county department heads gave updates within their respective offices. No further discussion was had on the reports.
Tony Sanders, General Manager of Edmonson County Water District, attended fiscal court today and addressed some complaints of discolored water throughout the county. Sanders said this is the first year that the county has had lower water levels when they have released the dams. He said they were supposed to start the release on October 15, and by the 18th, the water district had received multiple complaints of brown water, or others said that it had an unpleasant taste. Sanders said he contacted personnel in charge of the dam release to try to find answers. He said "When all of that water was released, the levels were low and there wasn't enough water to dilute everything that was released, and it all came out at one time." Sanders also said there is chlorine in the water lines to help disinfect, and right now there is a lot of chlorine and that could cause discoloration. He said that all water in the county is at an adequate level and is safe to use. "We are flushing out the lines trying to get everything cleared up right now," he said. "If anybody has any more questions, please feel free to call the office and I'll do my best to help you."
There were no other major discussions today. The court also voted to:
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for November 14, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.