Water may be pumping normally again in a few days

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By The Staff

Lebanon Water Works employees spent all day Monday cleaning up the pump station in Calvary.

"It's been terrible," said John L. Thomas, the Lebanon Water Works superintendent.

Thomas said Monday afternoon that it may be a day or two before the station is pumping normally.

The water company has done some pumping tests.Thomas said the pumping will likely start and stop during the next few days while they make sure the equipment is working correctly.

Thomas said people may have some dingy water at home. He said the water is safe for bathing or flushing the toilet but any water to be used for human consumption should be boiled first.

In the meantime, county residents should continue their water conservation efforts.

Monday, Gov. Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency. Throughout the state, 41 counties (including Marion County) and 15 cities issues state of emergencies.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported 400 road closings and 76 counties reported road closures as a result of the rain over the weekend.