Pickwick, Shiloh water leak situation worsens

Jan. 9– The First Utility District is warning its approximately 3,000 customers they could all lose water service in less than a day because of numerous leaks caused by frozen pipes that burst.

With normal usage this time of year around 500,000 gallons or less per day, only around 350,000 gallons remain in the water system’s three elevated tanks, the utility serving Pickwick, Counce and Shiloh reports.

The utility is urging customers to curtail all unnecessary water consumption.

The tank at Southside is already dry and has been shut off, affecting some 700 customers, including one school, according to First Utility District representative Vicky Wilkerson.

That school, Pickwick Southside, is closed today because of hazardous road conditions this morning.

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