Darren Doyle, story:
A main water line break that caused Edmonson County Schools to be closed today is also the cause of a major boil water advisory for much of the northern part of the county.
The area under the boil water advisory includes:
Schools were closed today countywide because Kyrock Elementary was without consumable water.
"A 12-inch line going to the north side of the river broke last night, causing the boil water advisory on the north side of the county," said Edmonson Water District General Manager Tony Sanders. "On top of that, we had pump problems last night. To the best of my knowledge, pumps are going and there should be pressure raising the system back to normal."
He said samples will be pulled and as soon as they are cleared, the advisory will be lifted.
A boil water advisory means that you must boil any water you are going to consume (drinking, cooking, etc.) for a full three minutes. Water usage for bathing, agriculture, or any use where water is not directly consumed does not require a water boil.