Lubeck Public Service District customers face water issues
by Brett Dunlap, originally posted on April 7, 2017
LUBECK — The Lubeck Public Service District was able to restore water to over 500 customers on Monday after weekend storms took out a line.
The PSD’s website had a warning posted that said, “Lubeck PSD has a leak in a creek crossing; it cannot be repaired until the water recedes. People will be out of water at least until the leak can be repaired.”
Lubeck Manager Rocky McConnell said the affected pipe was along a creek off of Kesterson Ridge Road off of Lost Pavement Road. McConnell said heavy rains redirected the creek and it ended up taking out an 8-inch main.
A crew of around 15 workmen were out Monday doing repairs. The line was put back together as of 2:45 p.m. Monday with crews working to get water service up and running again.
Officials said they were charging the lines slowly to make sure everything holds. Water was expected to be restored by Monday evening.
”When the water comes back on, there will be a boil water advisory for the following areas: Lost Pavement, Wadesville and Buck Run areas,” the PSD’s warning stated.
PSD officials also added Ball School Road, Larkmead area and Locust Ridge to the boil advisory area.
”People will have to boil water for the next couple of days,” McConnell said.