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Lawrenceburg mayor to residents: Conserve water or it will run out by Thursday night

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 09:49:29-05

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (LEX 18) — UPDATE: A Lawrenceburg city engineer tells LEX 18 they rented a generator that was hooked up and running Thursday night, adding they have "all the water they need right now." No one needs to conserve water anymore.

They’ll probably keep the generator through the end of the day until they have a permanent fix. Going forward, they are going to have two different feeds for power to prevent this from happening again.

INITIAL STORY:

City of Lawrenceburg water customers are being asked to conserve water immediately to avoid the risk of running out of it by late Thursday night.

The Anderson News reports a power pole on the Kentucky River bluff near the treatment plant fell during the ice storm, knocking out electricity to the facility. The Anderson County Emergency Management tells LEX 18 it affects recipients of Lawrenceburg water.

"People really need to conserve water," Mayor Troy Young told The Anderson News. "If they don't, we could realistically run out of water by 10 p.m."

Crews from Kentucky Utilities are working to solve the problem, but it won't likely get fixed until Friday morning.

Mayor Young said the city's fire chief is working with other agencies to ensure enough water is available in case of a fire.