No Running Water Available in Marion, Alabama
An entire city in West Alabama is without running water following a pump malfunction.
Perry County Engineer DeAndre Kimbrough says the main water pumps have failed in Marion, leaving residents without water service.
Repairs will take several days to complete with service being restored on Thursday at the earliest.
Alabama and Perry County Emergency Management Agencies are responding to the crisis, and crews from Perry County EMA are currently headed to Montgomery to retrieve pallets of bottled water.
The Hale County Volunteer Fire Department is also responding, transporting thousands of gallons of non-potable water to Marion.
Alabama Emergency Management Agency Division C Coordinator Don Hartley says DaVita dialysis patients in Marion are being transported to Demopolis for treatment.
UPDATE (8:26am): Hartley says service has been restored but a BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect until further notice.
"One of the pump stations, the main one went down. They were able to get it back operational quicker than expected. However, the water is not suitable for consumption right now. A BOIL WATER ORDER will be in effect until at least Friday. The water is discolored and not safe for drinking at this point," said Perry County Engineer DeAndre Kimbrough.
Kimbrough says bottled water will still be available at Marion City Hall until the order is lifted.