FLAT CREEK customers are no longer under a boil water notice. The notice from earlier in the week has been lifted.
It was reported at a County meeting last night that this community has really banned together during this difficult week. Many made sure that the people in the areas below had plenty of drinking water. Another government official said, "It makes you proud to live in this County."
The notice this week applied to the following roads in FLAT CREEK, only:
- BOTTLE HOLLOW ROAD
- ELIJAH PARKER ROAD
- FARRAR ROAD
- GLENDALE ROAD
- HART ROAD
- HILLTOP ROAD
- JOE HART ROAD
- KINCAID ROAD
- LAKE ELAINE ROAD
- MT. HERMAN ROAD
- MULLINS HOLLOW ROAD
- NOBLITT ROAD
- POSSUM TROT ROAD
- WARD HOLLOW ROAD
- WOMACK RIDGE ROAD
- WOMBLE ROAD
- NEW HERMAN ROAD
- 2536, 2541, 2542, & 2550 HWY 82 SOUTH
Earlier this week
DRINKING WATER NOTICE
SHELBYVILLE WATER SYSTEM – FLAT CREEK DIVISION
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING
The SHELBYVILLE WATER SYSTEM has experienced a significant loss of water pressure in the FLAT CREEK area due to lack of water supply at the Lake Elaine Road Booster Station. As a precautionary measure we are asking customers on the following roads to boil water before
using for consumption: BOTTLE HOLLOW ROAD, ELIJAH PARKER ROAD, FARRAR ROAD, GLENDALE ROAD, HART ROAD, HILLTOP ROAD, JOE HART ROAD, KINCAID ROAD, LAKE ELAINE ROAD, MT. HERMAN ROAD, MULLINS HOLLOW ROAD, NEW HERMAN ROAD, NOBLITT ROAD, POSSUM TROT ROAD, WARD HOLLOW ROAD, WOMACK RIDGE ROAD, WOMBLE ROAD, as well as 2536, 2541, 2542, & 2550 HWY 82 SOUTH. We apologize for any
inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this problem.
What does this mean? What should I do?
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
Loss of system pressure can introduce disease-causing organisms into the water system. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.
People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking water.
What is being done?
The SHELBYVILLE WATER SYSTEM is actively working to fill the tanks and pressurize the water lines. Once system pressure is restored, bacteriological tests will be conducted throughout the affected areas. We will inform you when tests show no bacteria and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 72 HOURS.
For more information or specific service addresses affected, please contact SHELBYVILLE POWER, WATER & SEWER SYSTEM at 931-684-7171. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
This notice is being sent to you by SHELBYVILLE WATER SYSTEM – FLAT CREEK DIVISION. State Water System ID#: TN0008272 Date distributed: 1/22/2024