Local realtors collecting water donations for Marion, Ky. water crisis

The City of Marion in Crittenden County is in a water crisis, and an organization comprised of realtors from Christian and Todd counties is putting out the call for aid.

According to a news release from the Realtors Association of Christian and Todd Counties, Marion Mayor Jared Byford says there’s extreme concern after learning from engineers that there’s only a matter of days before the city’s main water source is depleted, leaving residents in crisis.  The city would need roughly 100,000 bottles of water a day to make up for the lack until the issue is addressed.

Association Board President Travis Martin reached out to the Board of Directors to establish a plan, saying “Our community is such a giving community and here is an opportunity to give back. Please consider helping.”

They’ll be accepting donations of bottled water at 1700 Parkview Drive in Hopkinsville, to take to Marion as soon as June 24, which they hope will only be the first delivery.

If you need to make arrangements for pick up or drop off outside of office hours, call 270-885-8365.