Day four without water for some in Greene County

Day four without water for some in Greene County

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GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - It's a necessity for everyday life and now some Greene County residents are without it.

About ten homes in the Baileyton area have been without water since Thursday.  Many customers are wondering when they will be able to brush their teeth or take a shower in their own home.

 North Greene Utilities make their own water and they serve about two thousand people in Greene County, but overnight Thursday water stopped flowing to about ten homes.

"I just came home and didn't have water," said Amanda Howlett.

A customer of North Greene Utilities for 17 years, Howlett has gone without water before but never for this long.

"I wasn't made aware," said Howlett.  

So with no idea what was going on, Howlett called the water company on Friday.

"I was told they were working on it," said Howlett. "They weren't sure how long it would take."

John Waddle, North Greene Utilities' president, could not go on camera Monday morning, but did tell News Channel 11 one of their three tanks filled with water leaked. He said because Howlett and a few others live in an elevated part of town it's taking longer to get water restored.

"I think we need some kind of a back-up plan or something," said Howlett.

Howlett said it's been quite an ordeal to pack-up herself and four kids just to do everyday things.

"I am driving 30 minutes down the road to do our showers and to fill up jugs with water, doing our laundry those kinds of things that you take for granted until it's gone," said Howlett.

The Greene County family can't even go to the bathroom, "well, I mean you can go, but obviously you can't flush your toilet, so very inconvenient."

Waddle said that he and his team have been working around the clock to get everyone back to normal.

As of Monday afternoon customers are still out of water.


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