Rumors that Metro’s water supply could be cut off are false, and Metro officials are urging customers to stop taking precautions — such as filling their bathtubs with water — for something that won’t happen.
According to Metro Water Services spokesperson Sonia Harvat, some Davidson County residents are filling bathtubs, buckets and other containers with water in anticipation they could lose access to the city’s water supply.
Harvat said rumors water could be turned off are not true, adding that it's placing undue strain on an already depleted supply.
“This reaction is placing a significant strain on our water supply,” Harvat said. “We ask all citizens and businesses to stop using water for uses other than drinking, cooking, hand washing, and other critical uses.”
Earlier today, Metro Water Services Director Scott Potter said the city’s water reservoir had depleted from 66 percent of its capacity to 48 percent in one day.
Of the city’s two water treatment substations, only the Omodundro plant is functioning, with K.R. Harrington plant still submerged in floodwater.