Water Restoration Update

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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Water is restored for all Tennessee American Water customers and only a small amount are under a boil advisory.

Today, crews turned on fire hydrants to flush the system and get chlorine samples.

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They say this is part of the standard process of water restoration after a water main break.

It helps eliminate air and discoloration from our pipes.

They test for the presence of chlorine, because that is the state approved method for disinfection.

Officials say samples taken from across the city have proven that the water is clean and clear for consumption.

This comes after 35 thousand customers were impacted by a water main break in downtown Chattanooga.

While all water has been restored, a boil water advisory remains in place in the higher elevations, including Lookout and Elder Mountain.

Tennessee American Water officials say they are going to conduct an investigation to figure out what happened to the pipe.

They’ll also do an evaluation.

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Danielle Moss joined the WDEF 12 News team in April 2019 as a reporter, producer and fill-in Meteorologist. She began her journey at WDEF as a weather intern. You can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend. She also reports during the week and does weather as well. Danielle grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Mass Communications degree. She is currently enrolled in Mississippi State's Broadcast and Operational Meteorology degree program and is expected to graduate in May of 2020. Prior to WDEF, Danielle worked as a sideline reporter on Friday Night Network. She is an avid traveler and is excited to start exploring Chattanooga. To connect with Danielle on social media you can find her on Twitter: @SunnyD_wx and you can like her Facebook page: Danielle Moss WDEF.