Water Shortage Worries In Harrodsburg

The good news is that the power was restored to the water treatment plant about 1o’clock on Thursday, the bad news is that it's going to be a long time before life is back to normal.

The in Harrordsburg say is unprecedented.

“I’ve been here 20 years and I don't ever remember it being close to running out of water,” says Walter Bottoms with the Harrodsburg Water Treatment Plant.

Yet water service was nonexistent for many in Mercer county and the town of Harrodsburg was close to running dry.

Power was knocked out to the water treatment plant on Tuesday.

“Yeah, we had plenty of water, we had plenty in the well, we just couldn't send it to town without the power to run the pumps,” says Bottoms.

Water will have to be tested and that means a boil water advisory is in effect until further notice.

“We have to run water samples, and wait for the results from the state before we'll be able to life that boil water advisory,” says Bottoms.

Samples will be sent to Versailles and the turn around time for that process will be 3 to 5 days.

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