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Emergency Action Taken For Leak

The Town of Gainesboro Board of Mayor and Alderman met in a regularly scheduled meeting and discussed a water leak that has required emergency action.

During last week’s meeting, the board approved $100,000, which is the estimated expense it will take to fix the leak on Highway 56.

According to a Water Department employee, heavy machinery is needed to fix the problem that has been ongoing for over two weeks—most of the time was spent trying to find the leak.

Utility Supervisor Chester Hamlet said while searching for the source of the leak, another major pipe leak was found.

According to Hamlet, both pipes have contributed to the loss of more than 100,000 gallons of water.

“John would come out at 10 o’clock and shut them [water] off,” Hamlet said. “I was up every morning at nine o’clock to turn it back on. That is how we have been operating.”

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel.

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