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Nashville Boil Water Advisory Part of Larger Issue

Brown County has recently had a number of boil water advisories. It’s part of a larger issue that may be too costly to fix.

Brown County has recently had a number of boil water advisories. The problem officials say is the county’s system is more than 60 years old.

Nashville Town Superintendent Roger Bush says it’s part of a larger issue that may be too costly to fix. “We’ve had service lines actually pull away and main lines break,” Bush said.

Discussion centered on updating the system has surfaced, but the cost may hinder the progress.

“In the downtown area where two blocks of water main will be around one million dollars. Our water rates are already high because we’re a rural community and we don’t have that many consumers,” Bush said.

“Sometimes the inconveniences of having a little boil alert you just have to deal with it,” he said.

Bush says a grant would help, but it’s difficult for smaller a community to replace the water lines without additional financial support. The advisory is in effect until Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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