Water Restored In Clarksville After Schools Close Early
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Water has been restored to mostly normal levels in Clarksville, after water problems shut down schools early and prompted water conservation efforts.
All Clarksville-Montgomery schools closed two hours early after the local water treatment plant was temporarily shut down on Monday night.
Residents had either no water or low pressure across the city after a construction upgrade caused the shutdown. The shutdown resulted in low water storage tank levels.
the water pressure was affected in some areas, Clarksville was never out of
water. Most importantly, I want to
assure everyone that our water is safe and meets the highest standards set by
the State and Federal government. I also
want to thank the crew who worked through the night to make sure any potential
disruption in service or pressure was limited and that the necessary repairs
were completed as soon as possible," said Mayor Kim McMillan.
Along with the request for water conservation, the water department asked local car washes to shut down until water levels are restored.
The Clarksville fire department filled their tankers to ensure they had enough water to fight any fires that could happen throughout the day.