A near, county-wide water outage will be in effect in Pike County beginning this morning due to the intake valves on the Big Sandy River being blocked by ice and customer water leaks from frozen pipes from the recent winter storms. If you know of a leak please report it to MT. Water District. Pike County Emergency Management Director, Doug Tackett, has asked that all residents prepare for this system wide outage.
"It is uncertain how long Pike County residents will be without water," Tackett said. "Mountain Water District is working to clear the ice from their pumps so service can be restored as soon as possible."
Water Distribution Centers are being established at local Fire Departments to distribute water to those residents who are without service. Participating Fire Departments will be announced once they are set up for distribution and water is available."
Dr. James Riley
Director of Communications
Pike County Fiscal Court