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Metro Water Officials Aim for Service Return on Tuesday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Metro Water officials are hoping water to residents in the north Cumberland region will get service restored on Tuesday. All pieces are in place and the disinfection process of using chlorine on the water main has been done. 

Water will be flushed via fire hydrants to pull water out following the disinfection process, but residents in the north Cumberland area will likely not get service until Tuesday after agencies get water test samples back from the lab. 

Due to high elevation, getting water to the north Cumberland takes 5 times the effort. 

Residents in the north Cumberland area should call 862-4600 with any questions. Water valves leading to resident's homes will be turned off during the process until lab results show the water is safe. Meters will also be turned off. Crews will be in the neighborhood to re-connect service on Tuesday.

 Letters will be left on doors of those affected and crews will be knocking on doors informing of progress. Those who have been without water are the ones who will be notified. 

Metro says the pipe which failed was due to environment, not the type of pipe but adds pipe materials are being changed and upgraded if needed. 

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