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FLEMING-NEON, Ky. — Another eastern Kentucky community is calling on residents to conserve water amid a lingering drought.
Water Department Superintendent Carlos Phillips says residents of Fleming-Neon shouldn't wash cars or water lawns until precipitation replenishes the city's water supplies.
Phillips told The Mountain Eagle newspaper in nearby Whitesburg that he is calling for voluntary conservation. He says residents can use as much water as is needed for daily living, “but no frills.''
Magoffin County residents also are facing water woes. Businesses and schools in and around Salyersville are under a water emergency and are told to minimize water use by switching to disposable utensils and shutting off soda and ice machines.
The drought has depleted the Licking River, which is the county's primary source of drinking water.
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