As of 9:00am Wednesday, December 16th, The Edmonson Voice received an update from the Edmonson County Water District in regards to the current county wide boil water advisory which has been in place since Monday, December 14th.
Tony Sanders, spokesman for the Water District, said water samples were submitted to the lab for proper testing yesterday and hope those results will be available within a couple hours.
"After that, they have to go to the regional office in Bowling Green," Sanders said. "We can't lift the advisory without their approval."
Sanders said the boil water advisory means that any water used for consumption must be boiled prior to usage, which normally focuses on food preparation or drinking, but that to be 100% safe, to boil any water that you use.
According to Sanders, the broken line was one that fed the entire county. Once they received the call, he said crews had the water back on in about 30 minutes. The line was completely repaired within a couple of hours. "Our boys did a great job of getting the line put back together and the water back on," he said. "You never can tell what causes these types of breaks. It could be rocks, or other things underground we can't see. We appreciate everybody being patient through all this and we hope to have the advisory lifted very soon."