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Hartselle City Schools closed due to low water supply; Utility asking customers to conserve

Due to the rising waters at Flint Creek north of Hartselle, the water booster station flooded.

Posted: Feb 12, 2020 10:17 PM
Updated: Feb 13, 2020 7:45 AM

UPDATE: Hartselle City Schools are closed on Thursday due to the water supply issues at Hartselle Utilities. 

The utility issued this news release early Thursday morning:

Hartselle Utilities has worked thru the night to assess the issues with our water booster stations. We still are not able to operate our pumping equipment to supply water to our water system and storage tanks due to electrical issues.

Hartselle Utilities requests at this time that our customers continue to take measures to conserve water and only use water for necessary purposes.

We will continue to work to correct our issues so that we may become operational as soon as possible.

Hartselle Utilities will provide further updates as soon as we are able to.

We thank you for your understanding and your efforts in assisting us at this time.

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PREVIOUS STORY: Hartselle Utilities is asking residents to conserve water due to flooding issues:

The utility issued this news release late Wednesday:

Due to the rising waters at Flint Creek north of Hartselle, the water booster station has been flooded.

Due to electrical safety reasons, we are currently unable to operate our pumping equipment to supply water to our water system and storage tanks.

We ask at this time that our customers take measures to conserve water until we are able to safely operate the pumps.

HU is currently assessing the matter and do not know when the pumps will be back in operations.

With the current flooding along the Tennessee River, TVA is doing everything to try and manage the water levels in the rivers and creeks.

HU asks that customers minimize, as much as possible, their use of water during this time and until further notice.

HU will provide updates as soon as they are available.

Thank you for your efforts in assisting HU at this time

Bob Sittason
Hartselle Utilities

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