Last updated: January 16. 2014 3:37PM - 407 Views
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Portia Williams


GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — Greenup County’s boil water advisory is still is still active.

Roger Harris, Distribution Line Foreman for the city of Greenup, said the city plans to take samples Friday.

“We are pulling samples on our system tomorrow. The EPA told me that I couldn’t pull samples until tomorrow. We are pretty much under their guidelines and control,” he said.

According to Harris, the sampling entails filling up bottles, getting a chlorine reading, and the time the sample was taken.

“We’ll pull the samples and then take them to the lab and then they will keep them there 24 hours and test them. If everything is okay they will let us know and we can get the boil water lifted,” Harris said.

Harris said Greenup County has managed to persevere through the challenges concerning the water supply.

“Right now we are trying to get rid of the air in the empty lines. We are doing a lot of flushing, and trying to get rid of the air, and of course we are having a few leaks here and there. We are actually doing pretty good right now. All of our tanks are pretty much near full,” he said.

After they are given the go-ahead by EPA, Harris said the advisory will cease, and things will go back to normal.

“Once it’s lifted I will send out a fax, and let everyone know. I will call all of the restaurants, and get the word out that the boil water advisory has ended,” Harris said.

He said the samples will be pulled Friday morning.

Portia Williams may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286 or portiawilliams@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Portia on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

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