Mandatory Water Restrictions Issued For Another Eastern Kentucky City

By: Danielle Morgan Email
By: Danielle Morgan Email

Mandatory water restrictions are issued for another Eastern Kentucky city.

Whitesburg city water officials now have restrictions in place and people who live there say they were already expecting it.

"Everything is just dust," said Amanda Hammonds.

Little rain and more heat are leading up to a very brown and dusty autumn.

"As far as mowing grass, you really can't because it's all dying out and you can see the cracks in the ground where it’s just so dry and when you mow, it's just a big dust ball," Hammonds said.

Everyone using Whitesburg City Water can only use water for necessities. That means things like washing the dust off your car and trying to liven up the lawn are out of the question.

Enjoying the beautiful colors of the mountains could be short lived as leaves are quickly falling before fall and the river running through Whitesburg is now more like a stream.

The city clerk says city water goes out to people in Whitco, Cowan, Ermine, Mayking and Sandlick so the restrictions apply to those areas as well.

Laurel County Water District Number Two and Clay County Water Districts have already placed mandatory restrictions in effect. In Clay County, officials say anyone who hasn't had any water leaks fixed will have their water turned off. In Laurel County, officials say anyone who doesn't cut water usage by 20 percent could face fines or jail time.

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