Adamsville Utilities thaws out frozen water plant; lack of water shuts down Hardin County Schools

JAN. 4 – Adamsville Utility District customers awoke this 15-degree morning to find low to no water pressure.

Adamsville City Administrator Steve Simon said a sheltered actuator outside the water plant that tells the system when to retrieve more water from the wells froze. Adding to the situation, a telemetric system designed to alert water plant operators of problems failed.

Employees didn’t discover the system’s storage tanks had emptied until 4:30 a.m.

“We’re greatly embarrassed,” Simon said.

At 6:24 a.m., Hardin County Director of Schools Michael Davis notified the Courier he was canceling classes for the entire school system for the day because there was no water pressure at West Hardin Elementary.


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