Utilities refrain from disconnecting services during extreme heat

Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11:56pm
Staff reports

Due to temperatures in the 100s over the past week, Metro Water Services and Nashville Electric Service are refraining from disconnecting services to help some residents.

People with unpaid water or electric bills won’t have their services cut off thanks to the moratorium that was issued today. The moratorium will be lifted after several days with a heat index below 105 degrees, according to a Metro press release. MWS uses the National Weather Service website to check the heat index daily.

Heat shelters for the community are available at Metro Parks community centers, Centennial Sportsplex and Metro golf course clubhouses during normal hours of operation. The Nashville Farmer’s Market and Nashville Rescue Mission can also offer relief from the heat.

The Salvation Army will be operating a water station under Jefferson Street Bridge anytime the temperature is 100 degrees or more.

The NWS forecasts high temperatures in the upper 90s for the rest of the week. For more information on heat safety and relief click here.