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Martin County Water District more than 800,000 dollars in debt

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Published: Jan. 15, 2018 at 5:26 PM EST
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Officials in Martin County are still working to restore water to homeowners.

This weekend crews continued repairing leaks throughout the county.

Officials estimate there are about 50 customers currently with no water.

They hope to have water back to everyone sometime this week.

"We're in much better shape I think we are pulling water from three different sources. We're pulling water from Kermit, we're pulling water from Mountain Water in Pike County and Prestonsburg Utilities in Floyd County," said Martin County Judge Executive, Kelly Callaham.

Though crews are working to restore water officials said Martin County Water District owes more than 800,000 dollars and do not have the money to pay it.

Officials posted to Facebook saying, "The primary causes for our current situation are a decrease in customers leading to lost revenue, coupled with an increase in utility costs to repair failing infrastructure."

They said as of November 2017 the debt totaled 831,000 dollars.

Officials said they are working on possible solutions to clear their debt.