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School Day Saved By Bottled Water

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

A water main break almost canceled classes at a Kentucky elementary school on Tuesday morning. That is, until Kentucky American Water came to the rescue.

A water main break on Hall Road caused a drop in pressure, resulting in a boil water advisory.

The advisory affects all Kentucky American Water customers who live in Mallard Point and on Blackberry Ridge Drive, Summer Ridge Drive, Westwood Drive, Autumn Lane, Wright's Lane and Northern Elementary School.

Kentucky American Water delivered a truck load of bottled water to Northern Elementary in Scott County in order to keep the school from closing for the day. They delivered 100 cases.

"They can wash their hands, we can keep the toilets going. This is for drinking purposes as a precaution," commented Brian Wright, Spokesperson for Kentucky American Water.

Kentucky American got in touch with school officials after the break at around 4:00 Tuesday morning

"We immediately got in touch with the school and told them we'd have a boil water advisory and we'd be bringing the water to school," Wright said.

"It's not a big deal, just precautionary. You got the water going and in a couple of hours, everything should be fine," he said.

Water officials hope to lift the advisory by later Tuesday afternoon.

They say any water that will be used for drinking, making ice or cooking should be boiled for at least 3 minutes.

Customers with questions about the advisory can call 1-800-678-6301.


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