City of Copperhill remains under boil water advisory

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COPPERHILL, Tenn. (WDEF) – The City of Copperhill is still under a boil water advisory after several days.

City officials say 400-500 people are being impacted.

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The advisory was first issued on December 23rd for all City of Copperhill water customers as a precautionary measure.

According to Copperhill City Clerk Amber Brooks, water pumps are down due to filter issues and that’s where their water is from.

Water was hauled in on fire trucks and Copperhill is working to get the problem fixed.

The City of Copperhill says all water customers should not drink the water without boiling it for at least 3 to 5 minutes, at a rapid boil.

They hope to have the problem resolved soon. Anyone needing more information about this Boil Water Advisory, is asked to contact the City of Copperhill at 423-496-5141.

The City of Copperhill offers the following tips for customers during this time:

  • “DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for three (3) minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
  • Loss of system pressure can introduce disease-causing organisms into the water system. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.
  • People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking water.”