Hohenwald, Tennessee (WSMV) – City officials of the City of Hohenwald have issued a drinking water warning after an equipment failure in the city’s water system.
According to a recent Facebook post, an equipment failure caused a significant drop in pressure in the drinking water system. This loss of pressure can bring disease-causing organisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites into the water.
As a precaution, the city is asking anyone with access to the Hohenwald water system to boil water before drinking or using it. It is instructed to cool from
Drinking potentially contaminated water can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and headaches. If anyone has experienced these symptoms after drinking water from the city system, officials are urging those people to seek medical attention.
Workers are actively making repairs at the water treatment plant, and several bacteriological tests will be run on the system once pressure in the system is restored.
The city hopes to resolve the issue within a week.
For more information, please contact the Hohenwald Water System office at (931) 796-2231.
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