The City of Hazard is continuing to diligently monitor its water supply after weeks of issues with the water system due to arctic temperatures have been resolved for the time being.
During the latest bought with freezing temperatures this week, the city was not forced to turn off any water to any areas in the county, but is still seeing storage tank levels at abnormal lows compared to other times in the year, a press release from the city on Thursday said. This is likely due to customers continuing to let water run at night in fear of having their pipes freeze.
“With the forecast of temperatures about (sic) freezing for the next several days, we ask that our customers refrain from running their water at night to prevent freezing,” the release read. “We also ask that it not be used to wash vehicles has (sic) this would further deplete the water from out storage tanks.”
The city also asked citizens in the county to keep an eye out for water leaks and breaks at any vacant homes.
“During the recent water shortage we have discovered many such houses that had broken pipes and water was leaking in huge amounts,” the release continued.
If anyone knows of any leaks or breaks in the county, they should contact Hazard maintenance at 439-1863 during normal business hours, or the Hazard Water Plant at 436-2033 after 4 p.m. on weekdays and anytime during the weekend.
Amelia Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.