TDEC asks residents in southeastern counties to extent H2O use …

October 31, 2016 - Essential Water

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is seeking a open to temporarily extent H2O use for non-essential functions as areas in Tennessee’s southeastern counties face impassioned drought conditions.

Residents who accept H2O from a following open utilities are suggested to extent their use until drought conditions subside:

*Fall Creek Falls Utility District – Van Buren County

*Pikeville Water System – Bledsoe County

*Dunlap Water System – Sequatchie County

*Cagel-Fredonia Utility District – Sequatchie County

*TN American Sequatchie Valley Water System – Marion County

*Griffith Creek Utility District – Marion County

*Big Creek Utility District – Grundy County

*Tracy City Water System – Grundy County

*Monteagle Public Utility Board – Grundy County

*Sewanee Utility District – Franklin County

Many of these open H2O systems are experiencing problems in assembly patron demands, though they have been coordinating efforts to share resources to safeguard continued celebration H2O services.

Non-essential H2O uses include:

*watering of lawns, gardens, trees, shrubs, etc.;

*watering of jaunty fields; soaking sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, patios, or any other tough surfaces solely for spotless or reserve purposes;

*non-commercial and blurb soaking of engine vehicles, trailers or boats;

*use of H2O for dirt control or construction compaction; or firefighter training.

Tennessee’s southeastern counties have been personal by the U.S. Drought Monitor as experiencing possibly severe, impassioned or well-developed drought conditions. The National Weather use has indicated that flood in these areas is as most as 16 inches next normal. No poignant flood is likely for a residue of 2016. The miss of rainfall has resulted in disappearing aspect H2O and belligerent H2O levels opposite a region. 

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