Metro Water completes maintenance on operating system

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro Water Services completed planned maintenance on their operating system on Sunday. While they were working, they saw higher than expected water usage, which caused strain on the system and low water pressure for the Hermitage area.

They released a statement around 10:30 a.m. asking residential customers to reduce water usage for three hours.

Metro Water Services was in the process of performing necessary maintenance and improvements to the K. R. Harrington Water Treatment Plant in Donelson. The improvements required the plant to be shut down for 12 hours, beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday.

The utility reported provisions were made for the Omohundro Water Treatment Plant and reservoirs in the Metro Water system to service the entire area during the maintenance, but the high water usage complicated the process.

The work was completed by 1:30 p.m., and water pressure has since returned to normal.