Google Fiber contractor strikes water main in Nashville

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Google Fiber contractor damaged a water transmission main in Nashville Thursday, causing traffic delays and more.

The break occurred on Clifton Avenue near 26th Avenue North A 36” water transmission

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

According to a release, the contractor damaged the main while using a horizontal directional drill.

Metro Water Services says an uncertain number of customers in the Bordeaux area, west of Buena Vista and north of the Cumberland River, will likely experience low water pressure or service interruptions.

A section of the main will need to be replaced, and crews hope to have it repaired by 11 a.m. Friday. The repair will be done through an emergency contract due to the size of the break.

Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the Clifton Avenue area as we are experiencing isolated flooding in the vicinity of the break.

A Google Fiber spokesperson issued the following statement Thursday:

On Thursday morning, a contractor doing underground work for Google Fiber along Clifton Avenue struck a water main. Metro Water was immediately contacted and they secured the area within an hour. We’re now working with Metro Water to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Safety is our top priority, and we take all construction-related incidents very seriously. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.”