Charlotte Pike water main break affects traffic, West Nashville water service

Boil Water Advisory In Effect For Centerville Water Systems Customers
Posted at 12:00 PM, Apr 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-05 20:00:23-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — There was some chaos on Charlotte Pike this morning, and all because of a water main break.

A break in a 16 inch water main on Charlotte Pike near the White Bridge Road intersection affected traffic and West Nashville water services most of the day.

According to Metro Water Services, the break occurred due to natural causes and crews are working to make repairs as quickly as possible.

The director of Shear Perfection Academy of Cosmetology at 5510 Charlotte Pike had to cancel all classes and appointments.

"We have estheticians, we have cosmetologists and we also have nail techs. All fields need water," explained Ella Sanderlin. "The experience of pedicures is soaking and being in those bubbles and the jets going, so where am I supposed to get the water from for that?"

It was unclear how many water service customers would be affected, but Metro Water was able to isolate the problem so only close-by customers would be inconvenienced the longest.

"This is why you have to be ready for everything," Sanderlin said.

Metro Water Services said water that is running is safe to drink, and a boil water advisory was not necessary this time around.

As for customers without water, the repair time is still unknown.

St. Cecilia Academy dismissed its students early because the break caused their bathrooms to stop working.