No water brings in help from across EKY

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

Some people in Harlan County still do not have water, but many people were in the Green Hills Water District today to help.

The water woes in Harlan County have not proven to be a quick fix.

"It may be fixed for a week tops and then it's off again," said Ariel Turner, a customer without water.

People and businesses are without water again, and some never got it back when it shut off one week ago.

"We'll have water for a few days, and it's like well you better get all your clothes washed up and all the blankets and everything that you need clean because you don't know when they are going to cut it off again because we have no warning," said Turner.

For now handing out water is just about all they can do for Green Hills customers.

Officials brought in the big guns from surrounding counties to deliver the water that paying customers deserve.

"I got charged 55 dollars this month, and I've had water eight or nine days," said Turner.

Without running water people are depending on bottled and tap water for daily life.

"I'm just glad we got the opportunity to help out somebody. This is our local community, and we just like to be a help," said Robert Caldwell, who works at the Middlesboro Coca-Cola Bottling Site.

Black Mountain officials say they are not commenting on the possible merger with Greens Hills at this time.

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