Loogootee Officials Declare Mandatory Water Conservation Emergency Measure

(LOOGOOTEE) – The City of Loogootee Water Works Department Public Water Supply System is in a condition of water shortage due to the extended power outage.

Therefore officials are declaring a Mandatory Water Conservation Emergency Measure.

File Photo: Crews are trying to make repairs throughout the surrounding area to get power restored.

This measure is in effect from now until such a time when the electric power is restored and the City of Loogootee Water Works Department can safely restore the water supply.

Officials are asking all customers to adhere to any and all conservation measures limiting their usage to necessary household use only.

Daviess County REMC works on U.S. 50 near Shoals getting power back restored following Wednesday nights storm Photo Credit : Major Keith Keller Martin County Sheriff’s Department

Power is also still out in several areas of Martin County.

Duke Energy is hoping to have power restored in a couple of hours in Loogootee if they do not have transformer issues. If they do have transformer issues it could be until Friday morning before power is completely restored.

Daviess – Martin County REMC crews have been working throughout the night and day to get power restored.

Severe storm damage from Wednesday night’s storms has caused issues in many areas in their service area. Daviess – Martin REMC is also reporting damage to several of their substations.

In order to help get power restored quickly, they have hired contractors to help in restoring power.

Remember: DO NOT approach downed power lines or equipment.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Department asks motorists to avoid the areas where they are trying to make repairs and to be alert to downed trees and powerlines.