Owen County working to restore water

Frozen water main leaves thousands without water

OWEN COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - Crews have been working around the clock to fix a water outage in Owen County while schools and offices remain closed.

The water restoration effort for Owen County customers continued through the night, with water being released into the water system from the Kentucky River Station at Hardin's Landing plant on US 127.

Water from the Owenton water treatment plant had also begun to fill the system's elevated storage tanks on Perry Street and at the Fairgrounds during the night when an issue at the Owenton plant resulted in the need to take it off line for several hours, which hampered the recovery effort.

The plant has since been restarted and recovery continues. Many customers in the southern and some eastern parts of Owen County have begun to see restoration of water service.

Customers should be reminded of the following:

  • The boil water advisory remains in place. When water service is restored, boil for 3 minutes any tap water to be used for consumption, such as for drinking or cooking.
  • If water appears cloudy due to air in the lines, let your faucet run for a minute or so to help clear air in your lines.
  • During the water service restoration effort, if other discoloration appears due to natural sediment in the lines, please do not attempt to clear it by running water for long periods of time. This could jeopardize the restoration process.
  • Please continue to practice water conservation as the restoration effort in Owen County continues.

Kentucky American Water will continue to communicate with customers via their Facebook page, website and phone call-outs via the county's OneCall emergency notification system.

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