M1

MARION, KY — The city of Marion, Kentucky, has officially issued a boil water advisory for Marion water customers. 

In a news release sent Thursday, Marion City Administrator Adam Ledford asks community members to use bottled water for cooking and drinking until further notice. 

"This reinforces the importance of our bottled water distribution effort. We continue to ask Marion residents to use the bottled water for cooking and drinking. The water boil advisory applies if you plan to use tap water for human consumption," Ledford said in a statement. 

According to the release, high temperatures have caused the water system's chlorine levels to dissipate faster than usual, and water conservation efforts have caused less chlorinated water to reach the fringe of the network. 

Additionally, this week's bottled water distribution schedule was altered due to the Fourth of July holiday.

Friday, July 8, is the pickup day for people with last names beginning with S through Z. Those residents can pick up water from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the old National Guard Armory. 

Next week, water distribution will return to the original schedule.

On Monday, people with last names beginning with the letters A through F can pick up water.

Tuesday is the pickup day for people with last names beginning with G through L.

Wednesday is in-tank and delivery day for those who've arranged to have water delivered.

Thursday is pickup day for people with last names beginning with M through R.

Friday is pickup day for people with last names beginning with S through Z. 

To keep track of updates on the Marion water distribution schedule and other updates, follow the Marion, KY City Hall Facebook page