Martin County under boil water advisory

INEZ, Ky. – The Martin County Water District issued a countywide boil water advisory Monday at 8:55 a.m. "due to low water pressure, weather and freezing lines" for "approximately 3,500 customers."
Tuesday afternoon, MCWD issued the following statement: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are not able to fill the tanks at this time like we had anticipated.
This will affect all areas from Buck Creek Mountain, Beauty, Elk Creek to O.K.
292 to the Pike County line, Ky. Rt.
However, the water district chose not to purchase water from Kermit Water District.
"I’ve been without water for two days, I called the water company’s office and asked to buy 250 gallons and was told no by one of the girls in the office," Hunt said.
"You can’t get hold of Joe Hammond (office manager) or John Mills (operations manager).
You sure can’t drink it, but you need it for other things."
Repeated attempts at various time intervals to call the Martin County Water District yesterday failed.
"I want to make sure our students have safe water to drink while at school."

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