Volunteer Network Rescues Small Alabama Water System

It’s a time of people helping people.

After its only water system operator went into self-quarantine for potential exposure to the new coronavirus, the small Alabama town of Gordon (population: 364) needed to find a temporary replacement.

Shana Ray, the mayor of Gordon, reached out to the Alabama Rural Water Association, which is compiling a list of volunteer operators who can fill in during the pandemic.

Gordon is the only town in Alabama, so far, that has needed a temporary operator because of quarantine. But other small utilities are worried about the coronavirus decimating their staff.

Read the full story at Circle of Blue.

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