Hardin schools, city grapple with water-main breaks

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News

Hardin-Central Superintendent Martin Griffin has a plan to get his school district through Hardin’s latest emergency – and last Tuesday night, he shared it with the Hardin-Central Board of Education during the board’s monthly meeting.
Within the past week, Hardin has been under two boil orders. The first one ended on Thursday afternoon, followed by another one that was issued after a water main break on Friday morning, according to City Clerk Patty Lam.
“I believe – if everything goes O.K. and we don’t have any more issues – that they will probably take a sample on Monday (to see if it can be lifted),” Lam said Friday afternoon by telephone.
Last Tuesday, the district addressed the lack of tap water at school by buying and distributing bottled water “to the kids that didn’t bring their own,” Griffin said.
“We’ll do the same thing tomorrow…. We’ll go buy more water and do it probably (under the boil order is lifted),” he said.

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