Spring Hill mayor signs emergency order to maintain water reserves

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Posted at 4:14 PM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 13:21:55-04

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WTVF) — Spring Hill officials are asking residents to reserve water for everyday uses as the city is attempting to maintain water for homes and fire suppression.

Mayor Jim Hagaman issued an emergency declaration order Wednesday to curtail water for the next seven days to reestablish peak-season water reserves. The issue stems from the upshot in usage during the last several weeks.

The Spring Hill Fire Department must have 40 percent of reserves to handle multiple fire scenarios at the same time. City leaders said that level dipped under that level. Leaders said the issue was exacerbated because of the lack of components for a new water booster station near Spring Hill High Schools.

The water declaration asks residents to refrain from using water to fill swimming pools, irrigate grass or washing cars.

Editor's Note: The initial version of this story stated that the Spring Hill Fire Department must have 40 million gallons of water in reserve to handle multiple fire scenarios. The Mayor's office sent an update on Thursday saying their original release inserted the notion of gallons instead of the percent of reserve. We have updated our story.