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Green Hills Water Problem Continues To Cost Business -- Sky Arnold

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dinnertime at Shalimar Indian Restaurant usually has more than one occupied table.

But that was the case when Fox 17 News showed up Thursday night.

Owner Mobeen Ahmad believes the reason his business was slow has everything to do with the water problem that shut it down completely Wednesday.

Ahmad says he believes customers don't realize he's reopened.

"Impacted badly on business but it's something under nobody's control," said Ahmad.

The water problem impacted lots of businesses in Green Hills Wednesday.

It started when a major pipe that supplies water to 15,000 customers in the area broke.

Metro Water wasn't able to install a temporary fix until late Wednesday.

Some businesses are still having troubles.

Kalamatas Restaurant remains closed for a second day because owner Maher Fawaz says the water pressure still hasn't improved.

"So that was two days lost business," said Fawaz.

Fawaz says the cost is even more problematic for him because his employees also had to throw out food both of those days.

"We have a small business but it's not like we have a corporate that can back us up from somewhere else," said Fawaz.

Both men are hoping metro water permanently fixes the problem soon.

Just one day of lost business cost Shalimar 2 grand in sales and Ahmad doesn't like his chances of getting that money back.

"I called water people.  They say they don't take the loss claim or anything," said Ahmad.