– IS MEADE COUNTY RUNNING OUT OF WATER? –
These days, summers are tense. Globally, temperatures are rising at a rapid pace, and severe weather patterns have become the norm. In the American Southeast, things are getting worse. Locals and businesses have to make serious changes in their lifestyles just to get through the season, and we’re not just talking about lighter clothes.
Water is in short supply and in high demand. This has been the case with every summer on record in Meade County. However, it seems the residents of Brandenburg and other towns are in for some tough times.
Bad news from the Meade County Water District
Just over a week ago, the Meade County Water District issued a press release urging residents to conserve water. They stated that demand for water had surged due to the hot, dry weather. The district was struggling to keep water in distribution as a result.
Because of that, new projects are underway to help make the system better, but locals will have to limit their water usage, at least for the time being. At this point, no one knows how long these steps will be in place. While each project is set to take several months to get completed, temporary booster pumps are being arranged to move water.
What can we do?
At this point, it is better to conserve water for essential activities. If possible, avoid using water for your yards, landscapes, and gardens. We don’t want the Ohio River to run dry, do we?
Keep a constant check on any pipes to ensure that they’re not leaking. Also, limit your daily consumption. If we all work together, we can overcome this. These new changes will undoubtedly hurt restaurants, agriculture, and manufacturing businesses. Let’s hope that the light at the end of the tunnel is near.
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