SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) – The mayor of Spring Hill, Tennessee signed an emergency declaration Wednesday restricting non-essential water use.
Mayor Jim Hagaman detailed the actions the city is taking to maintain a water reserve for daily use as well as to ensure there is enough water in reserve for the fire department.
The emergency declaration requires limiting non-essential water use to a period of no more than seven days. Non-essential uses include watering lawns, washing cars, and filling swimming pools. They do not include new landscaping, vegetable gardens or household uses.
City officials say water use has spiked in recent weeks, despite current policy requiring residents to water lawns on specific days, except Fridays.
The fire department requires 40 million gallons of reserve to be able to handle multiple fires simultaneously, and officials say the level fell below 40 million this week.
Another problem is the lack of parts for a new water booster station near Spring Hill High School. That is being pushed back due to national supply chain delays. The facility is said to have gone online, but will likely open in July.
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Officials say once that station is up and running, it will help solve the problem in the city.
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