Thousands in Boyd County, Ky Spend Nearly a Week Without Water

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - Crews have repaired more than a dozen water line breaks in Boyd County over the weekend, but two major breaks still have not been fixed.

The breaks at 43rd Street and 39th Street are both still active leaks.

City officials say contractors will be on site Monday to assess the lines.

Even though a temporary water line across Boy Scout Road has given water back to at least 2,000 customers, draining tanks and several line breaks keep water pressure too low to make its way to customers in higher elevations.

And for many, like Patricia Ross in Ashland, their water just isn't reliable.

"It comes and goes; like the other day we had it at four o'clock and it went off. Then we didn't have it again until the next day till about two or three o'clock," said Ross.

County and city officials say they don't know how long it will be until all water has been restored.

They are asking everyone to conserve as much water as possible in the meantime.

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