Metro Water Services announced on Tuesday all repairs have been made to the broken water main and residents can resume irrigating yards immediately.
However, water from the Northumberland pressure system may not be used for domestic use until water quality sampling has been complete. Customers in this area have been isolated from the system and will be reconnected when favorable lab results are attained.
Metro Water Services will deliver bottled water and flush water to customers in this area. The water distribution centers at Crieve Hall Elementary and Hillsboro High have been closed.
"I want to thank Nashville residents who were impacted by the loss of water pressure for their patience and cooperation this past week," Mayor Karl Dean said in a press release. Metro Water Services did an outstanding job to quickly return water pressure to the affected area and make the permanent repair to the pipe. Metro fire, Metro police, the Office of Emergency Management and Public Works also worked well together to make sure public safety was never compromised and that residents got the water they needed. I thank them and all their employees for their hard work."
Water service restoration will begin late Tuesday night to approximately 97 homes in the Northumberland pressure system, many of which have been without water since last Wednesday.
The remainder of the 15,242 customers in the west and southwest portions of Davidson County who were affected by the catastrophic pipe failure were returned to relatively normal services last Friday with intermittent outages and decreases in pressure.
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