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Some folks in Pike Co. finally getting running water

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

JONICAN, Ky. (WYMT) - Some people in Pike County will finally have the chance to receive running water.

Folks in the Jonican community say they did not know if this day would ever come.

The pipelines are almost all in place.

"You wouldn't believe what it's like to live without water," said Candace Harris.

For people like Harris seeing those pipes means life will soon be a little easier.

"We do what we can. I can do like one load of laundry one day and have to wait a day a before I can do another load. I haven't been able to use my dishwasher since a year after I moved in and that was 15 years ago," she said.

The project is funding only part of the area for now, but officials at Mountain Water District hope they can find the money to keep the plans moving all the way up Ridgeline Road.

"Just depends on how it goes. We've put probably an extra 500 or 600 feet I assume up through the hollow now, farther than we hoped for anyway so that's a beginning," said District Administrator Roy Sawyers.

For now anyone living along the included area on Jonican can sign up for the service.

"It'll be nice, very nice. You know if I want to do four loads of laundry in one day I can do four loads of laundry. I don't have to plan my week out," said Harris.

Officials with Mountain Water District say they hope to have everything in place so the people who signed up can have their water flowing by the middle of next month.

"There's several people that wants water so bad. People have been carrying water, been hauling water. Just any way they can get water they're so tickled. They're excited," said Sawyers.

Mountain Water District officials say more than 30 homes are eligible, and nearly 20 of those signed up already.

If you were unable to sign up Tuesday you can call Mountain Water District at (606) 631-9162 to schedule a time.

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