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.