La Vergne has formally lifted the request for water conservation. Water quality was never compromised as the utility addressed various impacts to the system as a result of cold weather-related events over the past month. Tank levels in La Vergne have returned to normal; however, water main breaks are possible in any upcoming cold weather events.
The Utilities Department responded to a record number of water main breaks – over 100 since the January conservation notice – in 120+ miles of pipes. Nearly all of the water employees, plus several contractors, have worked countless hours addressing the water main breaks since extremely low temperatures hit La Vergne a month ago. Cold snaps put additional pressure on water systems.
“We thank the water professionals who took quick action and worked day and night in challenging weather conditions to repair the water main breaks throughout the city,” said Thomas Champagne, the chief operator of the Water Treatment Plant. “As a result of those repairs, combined with vigilance over water quality at the treatment plant and conservation efforts by our community members, water quality was never impacted.”
Customers may have experienced issues with their water pressure during this time, especially those who live near the Sanders Drive tanks. Water pressure should be back to normal by this time.