Boil Water Order Continues for Town of Hamlet

The boil water order continues for the Town of Hamlet.  The order is in effect until Wednesday, March 2nd.

The advisory was initially put into effect on Friday, February 25th after Hamlet Water Superintendent, John Goble, notified WKVI that some unknown suspect(s) opened two fire hydrants on 500 East and left them open.  The act, that occurred between 9:00-9:30 p.m. CT, drained the water tower for the Town of Hamlet.  A third hydrant was partially opened.  In two-and-a-half hours, 300,000 gallons of water was drained from the water tower.  The fire hydrants are located out by the Sysco property on 500 East.

Hamlet Police Chief, Jeremiah Patrick, told WKVI that there are no suspects at this time, but his Department is continuing to investigate the incident.

Unknown Suspects Drain Hamlet Fire Hydrants; Water Tower

The Town of Hamlet is under a boil water order until further notice.

According to John Goble, Hamlet Water Superintendent, a unknown suspect or suspect(s) drained all six fire hydrants on 500 East, which has also drained the water tower. No flooding was reported as it was contained in the fields. Goble said this is a big concern as fire protection as been hindered with the loss of water.

The incident has been turned over to the Hamlet Police Department for further investigation.