Precautionary boil water notice issued for some Savannah Utility Department customers

UPDATE, APRIL 2 – The precautionary boil water notice for affected Savannah Utility Department customers has been lifted.

ORIGINAL STORY – Citing a recent water line break, the Savannah Utility Department on Wednesday issued a precautionary water boil notice for some of its customers.
The affected area includes all serviced locations in the vicinity of Tenn. 69 south of the intersection of Tenn. 69 and Tenn. 226 (Airport Road). This includes the Walnut Grove community and many surrounding areas.
The city is advising that until further notice, affected water customers should boil their water prior to using it for drinking or food preparation. As a precaution, customers should take the following steps:
Prior to boiling, the water should be strained through a clean cloth to remove any sediment or floating material.
The water should then be heated to a vigorous boil, and the rolling boil should be for one minute to insure disinfection.
If additional information is needed, you may contact the Savannah Utility Department at City Hall at 731-925-4216 or the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Water Resources in Jackson at 731-512-1300.

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