A nonprofit organization that assists small water utility companies like those in Letcher County will bring specialized equipment to the City of Fleming-Neon this week to help find water leaks that caused the city to lose 31 percent of the water it purified during the month of September.
Chris Banks, Fleming- Neon’s utilities manager, told the Fleming-Neon City Council at its October meeting this week that work crews are still looking to find and repair leaks in city water lines and said they have made repairs to six lines in the last six weeks.
The Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRW) will be in town this week with the equipment it has available to help detect leaks, Banks said. He added that work on the sewer plant is proceeding and the sand filter is a still not back together. He said KRW has also examined the filter and advised him to use a denser grade of sand, changing from silica sand to river sand.
In other business, the council agreed to will hold the city’s Halloween Safe Night on Saturday, October 29, at the city’s stage area on Main Street from 5 to 8 p.m. If it rains, the event will move across the street into City Hall.
Mayor Susie Polis asked the council to change the regular meeting date for the November meeting from November 14 to November 7.