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EKY organization on standby due to water woes

By: Michelle Heron Email
By: Michelle Heron Email

CHAVIES, Ky. (WYMT)- The Appalachia Service Project Center in Chavies should be full of 37 volunteers from Wisconsin.

“In order to have those volunteers here, we have to be able to provide the use of the facility, so water is a pretty important part of that,” Supervisor Steve Overfelt said.

But instead, Overfelt has those volunteers on standby.

“Right now they’ve agreed to go day to day, and I’m just keeping them informed as to when the water will be turned on,” Overfelt added.

Chavies is one of many communities in Perry County that have been without city water since last week.

“We’re moving from one tank to the other thank to make sure there aren’t any leaks or anything like that. And if there is a leak, we have to shut everything off, fix the leak and go right back and try to do it again,” Hazard Fire Chief Sam Stacy said.

As for the Appalachia Service Project Center, the seven projects they had schedule for this week are on hold.

“I can’t really give them the go ahead to come here until I know the water is on. When we know the water is on here, I’m going to be making that phone call and they will start their trip from Wisconsin to here,” Overfelt said.

There is not a specific time as to when all of the water will be turned back on.

If you are without water, you can go to your nearest fire department for bottled water for free.

If your water has come back on, you are under a boil water advisory until further notice.

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