BRIEF: Dade County issues boil water advisory

2018-06-29 | Chattanooga Times/Free Press

June 29--Dade County Water Sewer Authority has experienced a main water line break on Lookout Mountain that is causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to dangerously low levels.

When this occurs a potential health hazard may exist in these areas of zero pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water of unknown quality into the water distribution system.

All citizens that have experienced water outages and/or low water pressures are advised to "boil" all water prior to use for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby food.

The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Citizens should continue to boil their water until they are notified by their drinking water utility that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption.

Only customers that have lost water on Lookout Mountain since June 28, 2018 are affected.