Fire Crews Battle Blaze At Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Fire Crews Battle Blaze At Mt. Olivet Cemetery

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    01/25/15 10:17:49 PM

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97 Customers Still Have No Water -- Sky Arnold

Nashville, Tenn --- In the same Forest Hills neighborhood where people are watering their lawns some are still using buckets to flush their toilets.

Scott Anderson's family was among them Tuesday evening.

"We've just been scooping buckets of water out and refilling toilet takes when it's time to flush," said Anderson.

Anderson's family has been without water for two days.

Some on their street have been doing without since Wednesday.

The neighborhood is part of the massive water outage that occurred last week when a 30 inch pipe that serves the area burst.

Metro has since fixed the pipe and given the ok for customers in the area to water their lawns but  the 97 customers who get their water from the Northumberland pressure system remained without water until late Tuesday.

That system doesn't serve everyone in Anderson's neighborhood so that's why some have water and others don't.

The reason the system wasn't providing water is safety.

Water Spokesperson Sonia Harvat says crews flushed Northumberland's pipes Monday but there was still a concern from days of sitting without water

"It allows bacteria to grow.  You don't have chlorinated water you don't have pressure on the system so it can allow bacteria to grow," said Harvat.

Late Tuesday the test results  confirmed the water is safe and 9 crews began the process of turning water back on for 97 families like the Andersons.

"We're really looking forward to having it turned back on.  We all wanna bathe again we wanna bathe our kids it's getting a bit smelly," said Anderson.