Half of Hale County could be without water

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WVUA 23 has confirmed that parts of Hale County are without potable water leaving many Hale County residents to go without drinking water, flushing toilets, and bathing.  After getting calls from several residents WVUA 23 spoke with Hale County Commissioner Don Wallace. Wallace confirmed the water outage. He said that both water tanks at CR 21 and Akron are empty.

Several people living in Hale County say this couldn’t have come at a worse time – over the Christmas holiday when many people are entertaining family and friends. This year they had to do it without water to cook, drink, or flush toilets.

Chip Taylor and his wife live on CR 34 near Akron.  They have been without water for three days. Taylor said he is hauling water from a nearby lake to flush his toilets. He considers himself more fortunate than many of his neighbors.

Linda McCruter and her neighbors have not been able to wash dishes, bathe, or flush their toilets. And to make the situation even worse – they are having a hard time getting answers from the county or the water service provider.

The county is working to get water trucks stationed at the Volunteer Fire Station in Sawyerville. This would allow residents to get potable water back to their homes.

WVUA 23 is still working to confirm the cause of the water outage. We’re told the water could be out for several days.

Stay with WVUA 23 for updates on this developing story.



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