County fair organizers talk about water safety

By Gary Scott on July 6, 2016 at 1:02pm

Morgan County Fair organizers report that they received a notice from the City of Jacksonville this past weekend saying there is no longer any concern with water quality.

Concern about the water initially grew from fair officials when the city’s water main broke, sending Jacksonville and surrounding areas into a water emergency.

With numerous activities featuring farm animals and thousands of people expected to attend the fair, having clean drinking water is a must. But, fair organize Jay Harris tells our reporting partners at WICS ABC Newschannel 20 there is nothing to worry about.

“That was all lifted at 11 o’clock on Sunday. So, we are good to go. I mean that was something we had been watching and were concerned about, but we are good to go,” says Harris.

Pending a request from those agencies to close down temporarily, Harris adds the plan is to stay open.