With the cold temperatures this March, it doesn’t quite feel like spring. That’s especially true for five homes in Knox that still suffer from frozen pipes after the harsh winter, and one resident approached the city council this week asking for some kind of solution to her ice-clogged pipes.
She told the council she hasn’t had water for eight weeks, but she said the home across from her recently had their water restored. Mayor Rick Chambers explained that each home in that area has an individual line running from the main at the north side of the road; that main line has since thawed out and been repaired, but the individual line running to the affected woman’s home must still be frozen.
Chambers said all she can do is wait for a thaw, and that’s true for three properties in Parkview and one on West Adams Street as well. Hopefully, he said, four or five days of warmer weather would help thaw the pipes out.