Running water after 30 years

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

It has been 30 years, and people on Little Shepherd Trail in Harlan County will finally have running water!

Construction is underway on Pine Mountain for a project many have been anticipating.

Folks on Little Shepherd Trail have been getting water from wells and buying packaged water for drinking.

But ever since Black Mountain took over Green Hills Water District, things are getting back to normal for water customers.

Running water is something many people take for granted.

But for folks on Little Shepherd Trail, it is a necessity they have had to live without.

"Yes, it's been long overdue," said Roy Baker, who lives on Little Shepherd Trail.

"They've been complaining about it a long time," said Rema Huff, who also lives on Little Shepherd Trail.

People nearby say it is about time watching something they have been promised for years actually happen.

"I think they had the money for a long time, but they always use it somewhere else," said Huff.

The dirty work is underway laying pipes extending the water line down Pine Mountain.

Just knowing he will have running water within a couple months is exciting enough for people like Huff.

"It's something that you can't do without and make it more convenient for you if you got it running instead of having to buy your drinking water," said Huff.

Running water will give people on Little Shepherd Trail the stability they need and have always wanted for 30 years.

Green Hills officials say they are observing construction throughout the upcoming weeks to assure customers the job is being done right, and they will have water soon.

Crews have 180 days to lay several water lines down and throughout Pine Mountain.

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