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Water Help Is On The Way

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

Nearly 70 homes in the Wooton area of Leslie County do not have city water, but there could be help on the way.

County officials tell me they could have approval to start laying down water lines as early as next month, but the people we spoke to say they have heard that before.

Tim Lewis says the last thing he wants to do is haul water after a long day on the job.

If he or his neighbors living around the Leeco Road area did not do that then no one would have water.

Hyden's water lines do not reach them.

“We got this truck because we have no city water up here and we have to use this truck to haul water out of the pond,” Lewis said.

Lewis says he also pumps water from a tank nearby and most people have smaller water storage tanks on their property, but as far as storing water in wells neighbors say that is not possible.

It appears there is help on the way.

County officials say they've hired a contractor to start a water line extension project and much of the groundwork for a new water treatment plant is complete, they are just waiting on Frankfort.

“We have the money for the water lines we have the money for the plant it is just all in Frankfort's hands and the people are desperate for water,” Leslie County Judge Executive, Jimmy Sizemore, said.

County officials say they could get the go-ahead on the water line extension project as early as December 1st, but those on Leeco Road remain skeptical...

Tim Lewis says the water from the pond and tank are undrinkable, they mostly use it for washing dishes and clothes.


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