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Topic: Tennessee Deptment of Health

State Agencies Urge Water Conservation, Health and Safety Measures in Flooded Areas


While Clarksville’s water supply is fully functional, our sewer system is not. So please try to limit water usage as anything you flush currently goes right into the river. Please defer washing clothes, operating dishwashers and other high water volume activities to limit water sent into the sewer system.

As residents in many Tennessee counties work to move forward in the aftermath of this past weekend’s devastating storms, the Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation remind citizens to take precautions to stay healthy.

While most municipal drinking water utilities are reporting their water is meeting safe drinking water standards, several water systems are encountering problems, and it is vital that customers listen to the information local utilities and health departments are sharing regarding water supplies. The message may change relative to a specific water system due to breaks in distribution lines or an inability to maintain adequate water pressure in the distribution system. These kinds of problems can lead to potential issues of contamination. «Read the rest of this article»

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