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Update: Clarksville City water supply 95% restored

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(KYTX) Clarksville City, Gregg Co. - City Manager Billy Silvertooth tells CBS 19 the water supply in Clarksville City has been restored to 95% of its full capacity. Residents may now go back to normal usage. However, residents are being asked to conserve outdoor watering for the next two - three days.


(KYTX) Clarksville City, Gregg Co.  - Clarksville City is asking residents to conserve water because they are critically low after someone turned on a fire hydrant overnight.  It ran for 5 straight hours before a mail carrier alerted the city.

The City Manager Billy Silvertooth tells CBS 19 says they lost 300,000 gallons of water overnight and their volume is now critically low.  The city normally operates with 400,000 gallons of water.

Silvertooth is asking residents not to water their lawns until further notice and to conserve if at all possible.  He advises it is okay to use the water for cooking and sanitation purposes.  Right now, the water pressure is being maintained.

The city manager says the act is considered theft of water and authorities are investigating.

Stay tuned to for updates on the water situation in Clarksville City.