Right call was made

Published 11:14 am Thursday, February 6, 2014

During the past month, everyone has seen the just how important water is to our everyday lives.

On Wednesday, Ironton Mayor Rich Blankenship made the right call by temporarily transferring workers from the sanitation department to assist in making urgently needed repairs to various water line breaks throughout the city.

In most cases, interrupting city services would not be ideal, but in these situations it was the best option to complete the work to maintain the city’s water supply.

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Several reasons facilitated the decision, as the major breaks in the city’s water system would severely inhibit the ability to maintain adequate supplies for residents.

Additionally, with the breaks the possibility of contaminants entering the water supply would undoubtedly increase.

Although certain parts of the city are now under a boil water advisory, this scenario is much better than it could have been.

Ultimately the mayor made the right decision and the breaks were repaired in much less time than it would have taken without the transfer and with the limited resources available.