Water reserves slowly climbing

Friday, May 7, 2010 at 1:13pm

Gradually, water conservation appears to be paying off, but Metro officials are urging Nashvillians to continue to limit consumption until the damaged K.R. Harrington water treatment plant is repaired.

According to Metro Water Services Director Scott Potter, Metro’s water reserve is operating at 56 of capacity today. That’s up from 51 percent of its capacity yesterday.

“The conservation efforts are being successful,” Potter said. “For that, we are very thankful.”

As for repairing the K.R. Harrington plant, Potter said he didn’t know how long it could take, but said the task is daunting.

A quarter-inch of rain is forecast tonight in Nashville. Potter is encouraging Nashvillians to remove debris from storm drains to allow the city’s storm water system to function properly.