Tennessee American Water Asks Residents in Lookout Valley, St. Elmo and Lookout Mountain to Temporarily Limit Non-Essential Water Use

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Precautionary Measure Due to Large Main Being Hit by Contractor This Afternoon

Friday afternoon a contractor working for another utility bored through a 24 inch transmission which supplies much of the water for Lookout Valley, St. Elmo and Lookout Mountain. As a precautionary measure and only until the repair is complete, Tennessee American Water is asking residents in Lookout Valley, St. Elmo and Lookout Mountain to limit non-essential water use.

“Working safely for the sake of our community, our employees and the contractors is our first and foremost priority,” said Director of Operations Kevin Kruchinski. “Limiting non-essential water use for this area of Hamilton County is a temporary measure only to help the impacted area have water until the repair is complete.”

Non-essential water uses include:

  • watering of lawns, gardens, trees, shrubs, etc.
  • watering of athletic fields
  • washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, patios, or any other hard surfaces except for sanitary or safety purposes
  • non-commercial washing of motor vehicles, trailers or boats
  • use of water for dust control or construction compaction
  • firefighting training

Tips for conserving water include the following: Inside your house:

  • Shorten showers to 7-10 minutes
  • Turn off the water while brushing teeth
  • Run only full loads in your dishwasher
  • Rinse produce in a basin rather than under running water
  • Adjust the water level on your washing machine to match the size of your load
  • Check your toilets for leaks

Outside your house:

  • Use a broom, not a hose, for cleaning patios, sidewalks and driveways
  • Cover your pool or spa to reduce evaporation
  • Avoid non-commercial washing of your motor vehicles, trailers and boats.
  • Use a spray nozzle with a shut-off valve on your hose


Tennessee American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 390,000 people in Tennessee and northern Georgia. American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130 th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.tennesseeamwater.com .

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Daphne Kirksey, External Affairs Manager
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