Local water companies come to aide of community where wells are running dry
BLEDSOE COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Several surrounding water companies are coming to the aide of a Bledsoe County community where the wells are running dry.
The Luminary Community is on Walden’s Ridge.
Tennessee American Water, Blesdoe County, Dunlap and Dayton are all contributing.
Tenn Am is sending a water buffalo from a sister company in Kentucky which holds 1000 gallons.
Dunlap has already sent a tank of water.
And the city of Dayton will provide water from here on out.
“While most of us have been lucky to be minimally impacted by the drought, some communities have been greatly affected,” said Tennessee American Water Director of Operations Kevin Kruchinski. “We are happy to help a neighboring community during their time of need to make sure they have water for their homes.”
“This is an example of how Tennesseans come together to help each other out in times of need,” said Dunlap Mayor Dwain Land. “Dunlap has a good supply of water and was the first step in getting water to the Luminary residents this past weekend.”
“I want to express my appreciation to Tennessee American Water, and the Cities of Dunlap and Dayton for going above and beyond to help the citizens in the Luminary community during this unprecedented time of drought,” said Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley. “We came up with a creative solution to make sure that folks get the water for their homes.”
Dayton Mayor Gary Louallen says “We have plenty of water, and we will make sure the water buffalo is filled up as long as our neighbors need help.”