Edmonson Voice Staff
The Edmonson County Water District was informed of a 16" water line break today around 10am behind the right side of the high school. Hundreds of thousands of gallons flooded the school parking lot, down toward the football field house, down Houchins Ferry Road, to Brownsville Manor, and down to the ditch in front of Minit Mart on Main Street.
Superintendent of Schools Patrick Waddell said although the water was a major concern, there were no real problems at the high school. "Our water supply is fine and we have plenty here at school," he said. "We are acquiring bottled water in case we need it, but everything should be fine and no one should be concerned."
Edmonson County Water District Director Tony Sanders said that the line was shut down as quickly as possible, but the water supply was still available to area residents. "We're not sure what caused the break," he said. "It could've been a rock that shifted underground, or a root; anything. It will be at least 3 or 4 hours before everything is completely repaired."
Sanders said after the repair, the line will have to be flushed and there will be boil water advisory at some point, but hopefully not for the entire county. "We'll notify all our customers by phone when the advisory goes out, but right now, everything's ok. We hope to have it isolated to the south side of the county only."
We'll keep you up to date as details become available.