JULY 7, 2015
LOUISA, Ky. — “It seemed like it wasn’t going to stop raining Sunday evening, it just poured as hard as I’ve ever seen it and there is no way these 75 year old drains and water lines could handle it,” Louisa mayor Harold Slone said Monday afternoon.
Slone has been busy trying to answer calls from city residents concerning flooded streets and low water pressure after the unusual deluge of rain.
“I think the TV news said it rained three inches in just a few hours and we will never be able to handle that much water at one time, we would have to redo the entire system which we simply cannot afford to do,” Slone said.
He said the city street crews as well as the Water Dept. spent the entire day Monday mainly fixing three major leaks, two of them on Lock Avenue where the mayor lives.
“As far as I can tell the same thing happened all over town but we haven’t received any news of major damage to anyone’s property,” Slone said. “These guys have been at it all day and they have just about gort the leaks in the 8 inch water line fixed, we don’t know for sure about the damage to the sewer plant with the increased drainage, but it is still working right now.”