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Ironton water breaks worsen

Sanitation workers tapped for help; mayor asks residents to use water sparingly

Ironton residents will have to wait a bit for their garbage to be picked up and are being asked to conserve water as more leaks and breaks occurred in the city’s pipes Tuesday night.

Ironton Mayor Rich Blankenship today temporarily transferred all sanitation department workers to the water department in an ongoing effort to battle water leaks and keep residents’ water working.

“Water is more important than garbage at this point,” Blankenship said. “Leaks keep popping up and I urge all residents and business owners to try and conserve water as much as possible until the leaks are prepared.”

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