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Residents In Rural Letcher Co Concerned By Brown Water

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FLEMING NEON, Ky. (EKB) - Brown water pouring out of taps in Letcher County is causing concern for residents of the rural Appalachian county.

Fleming-Neon resident Elizabeth Jones filmed a video over the weekend of brown water pouring from her faucet as she was running a bath for her son.

EKB News reached out to Neon Water Commissioner Chris Banks, who said, however, that the brown water affected only one customer and was due to fire hydrant use during a structure fire response.

He said the brown water was an isolated incident. However, another customer in the area, Laura Tackett, told EKB that she too had brown water.

Jones and Tackett said they have no choice but to use the water, but they absolutely refuse to drink it.

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