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UPDATE: TN American Water puts new water pipe into operation under Tennessee River

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Tennessee American Water employees work on installing a valve in preparation for the new pipe. TAW photo Tennessee American Water employees work on installing a valve in preparation for the new pipe. TAW photo
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UPDATE: Tennessee American Water has put the new pipe underneath the Tennessee River into service as of Tuesday night.

The new pipeline required pulling nearly 1,600 feet of pipe, weighing some 113,000 pounds from one
river bank to the other.

The temporary pipe on Walnut Street Bridge, the detour and barricades were removed Friday evening, April 15.


PREVIOUS STORY: Tennessee American Water has installed a temporary water line on the Walnut Bridge.

The change comes as workers repair the water main underneath the Tennessee River.

Officials say the temporary line will help with water pressure fluctuations for the affected areas in north Chattanooga.

The temporary line is placed to one side of the bridge, and the bridge will still be open to the public for use.

Tennessee American Water is urging pedestrians to use caution in the area to avoid tripping over the line.

Customers seeking updates or having questions may visit the Tennessee American Water Facebook and Twitter pages as well as call the Customer Service Center at 1-866-736-6420.


PREVIOUS STORY: Tennessee American Water detected a leak in one of the main water lines that runs under the Tennessee River.

Repairs to the line are underway, according to a news release.

The water line services residents and businesses in North Chattanooga, North Shore, Red Bank, Riverview, Stuart Heights, Lupton City and Signal Mountain areas.

The company says that some north Chattanooga customers may have experienced a minor and temporary drop in water pressure on Monday. 

Tennessee American Water has stabilized pressure points in the system to keep water pressure constant. 

The main repair will restore redundancy to customers.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) have been updated to assure compliance with drinking water standards.

Customers seeking updates or having questions may visit the Tennessee American Water Facebook and Twitter pages as well as call the Customer Service Center at 1-866-736-6420.

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