HAZARD — The city of Hazard had to shut off water service to customers in the northern part of Perry County again Tuesday morning when another drain on the city's storage tanks was discovered.
Some parts of the 7,000-customer system have been without water for a week or more. The city discovered and repaired a major leak last week that allowed it to slowly restore service, but more problems caused another shutoff Tuesday morning, said Hazard City Manager Paul Feltner.
"We've never had problems like this on the north end," Feltner said.
He said about 10:30 Tuesday morning that it was unclear whether another leak or regular use was causing the drain on Hazard water tanks.
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The city of Buckhorn in northern Perry County, a customer of the Hazard system, was finishing a temporary connection to the Breathitt County water system on Tuesday morning and hoped to restore water service to its residents later this week, water company manager Robin Gabbard said.