Boil Water Advisories Issued For Flooded Ky Counties
KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18/Mountain Advocate Newspaper) – The Knox County Utility Commission has issued a boil water advisory for all customers in Knox County due flooding.
They posted on their Facebook page that the areas impacted include Artemus, Himyar, Bimble, Flat Lick and Stinking Creek.
The Mountain Advocate Newspaper is reporting severe flooding that is wreaking havoc on the area has washed out several water lines.
Reportedly when that happens, they are required to issue a boil water advisory in case there is a slight chance of contamination.
People in those affected areas are urged to bring water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before drinking.
The advisory is in effect until further notice.
The newspaper also reported that Barbourville is not included in the warning.
The Morgan County Water District further north has also issued a Boil Water Advisory due to a line break on Highway 1162.
The West Liberty Morgan County E 9-11 posted on their Facebook page that this advisory impacts residents on Highway 1162 until further notice.