Major water line rupture reported in Mooresburg, boil water advisory in effect until Friday
originally posted on August 31, 2016
HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – A boil water advisory is in effect for the Mooresburg community in Hawkins County after a major water line ruptured Tuesday night.
According to Lakeview Utility District General Manager Tim Carwile, 300 to 500 gallons of water per minute started leaking out of the water system around 10 p.m. Tuesday, which impacted around 700 customers.
Those customers reportedly lost water or experienced low water pressure.
Carwile said his crew worked throughout the night searching the area for the leak, but found no visual indication of the leak.
He said crews then installed valves to help identify where the leak was located, and said around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday they located the ruptured line near the 8000 block of Highway 11W over the top of a cave.
Carwile said his crews are in the process of making repairs to the line and said water service should be restored to customers between 11-12 p.m. Wednesday.
The boil water advisory for the Mooresburg community is still in effect until 4 p.m. Friday. Carwile said customers should continue to boil their water two to three minutes before using it.