Local fire departments help refill Edwards-Knox pool

It was a rainy long weekend in the North Country, but that didn’t stop volunteer firefighters from Edwards and Russell Volunteer Fire Departments from lending a helping hand to Edwards-Knox Central School.

Both fire departments spent four days hauling water supplied by the Town of Edwards to refill the school’s pool after it was temporarily closed this past spring due to needed repairs.

From Saturday to Tuesday, a total of 160,000 gallons of water were transported to the school to fill the pool.

The fire departments also used the project as a training opportunity.Pool being filled with water from hose

“We have an incredible community,” said Superintendent Erin Woods. I would like to personally thank the volunteers from both fire departments for their hard work, along with the Town of Edwards for its generosity.”

The district purchased the water from the Town of Edwards at a minimal cost. The town also helped coordinate with the local fire departments to expedite the delivery of the water to the school.

Now that the pool is filled, the water will be treated. The district looks forward to making the pool operational in the near future for the school community to enjoy once again.

“We can’t wait to get the pool up and running,” said Woods. “We look forward to opening it up to our students, staff and community as soon as possible.”