Cumberland mayor declares State of Emergency

CUMBERLAND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Cumberland’s mayor declared a state of emergency because of a fuel spill into the water supply.

The Division of Water says the fuel spill occurred on December 20, 2019.

As a result, the city is advising residents who are Cumberland water customers not to use tap water for any reason until it gets results from testing in Frankfort.

The restricted water usages includes drinking, cooking, bathing and cleaning.

The city says it will give out bottled water at the fire station on Cumberland Avenue Tuesday.

Elderly and disabled residents are asked to call (606) 589-2106 to have water delivered.

The mayor says current testing shows there is no contamination and the water is at standard levels.  The advisory was issued as a precaution.

The city says it should have test results from the state by Tuesday evening.

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