Water Shortage Alert issued in Winchester

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Winchester Municipal Utilities (WMU) issued a Water Shortage Alert for all customers of WMU, including customers of the East Clark County Water District (ECCWD) and Clark County customers of the Kentucky American Water Company (KAWC).

WMU’s general manager says the water shortage was caused by multiple line breaks on the Utility as well as customer service lines.  And, high water usage since so many customers were allowing their faucets to drip to try to reduce the risk of pipes freezing.

WMU officials say the alert may last 2-to-3 days if customers conserve as requested.  It was issued around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015.

A Water Shortage Alert means that conditions are present for an impending water supply emergency.  Customers are advised that a Water Shortage Alert includes mandatory water conservation measures to avert or lessen the impact of a potential water supply emergency.

Mandatory conservation measures include:

1.  Elimination of all non-essential uses of water.

Mandatory conservation measures should be continued until the Water Shortage Emergency is lifted.  A non-compliance penalty of $25.00 per occurrence will be assessed any customer found in violation of the mandatory conservation measures.

Water service may be terminated to any meter or service address where persistent violations of mandatory conservation requirements are observed.  Customers may contact WMU, KAWC, or the ECCWD for further explanation of the mandatory water conservation requirements and for water conservation suggestions.

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