Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Floyd County Water Update

In Floyd County, about 1,500 of Southern Water and Sewer District’s 7,000 customers were without service Tuesday morning. That is down from 2,500 at the height of the utility’s water shortage, and water district manager Dean Hall said he had hopes of trimming that number in half again by Tuesday evening. Hall said a large number of residential water line breaks over the weekend drained the utility dry, prompting a need to shut down much of the system Sunday in order to refill tanks. There are 28 water tanks on the Southern system and at one point, Hall said pumps to 27 of them had to be shut off.