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14 APRIL 2014 Larry Road Water Outage Planned for Wednesday
Clarksville Gas and Water has scheduled a water outage on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. on Larry Road in the Medallion Acres subdivision for water valve repair work. The outage will also affect Sandy Drive and Lucy Lane until approximately 12:00 p.m. when the work is anticipated to be finished.
Area residents may also experience low water pressure during the work. The roads will be passable.
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14 APRIL 2014 Stonemeadow Road Water Outage Scheduled
Clarksville Gas and Water has scheduled a water outage on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. on Stonemeadow Road to repair a fire hydrant. The outage will be in effect until approximately 12:00 p.m. when the work is anticipated to be finished.
Area residents may also experience low water pressure during the repair work. The road will be passable.
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14 APRIL 2014 Ashland City Road/Highway 12 Lane Closure
Clarksville Gas and Water has closed approximately 500 feet of the eastbound lane on Ashland City Road/Highway 12 near the Excel Market to repair a water main leak. Construction crews anticipate the work will be finished by 1:30 p.m.
Area residents may experience low water pressure during the work.
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10 APRIL 2014 East Bel Air Boulevard Water Outage Scheduled for Monday
Clarksville Gas and Water has scheduled fire hydrant replacement work on East Bel Air Boulevard on Monday, April 14, 2014, if weather permits. The hydrant replacement may result in periods of water loss or low water pressure for area residents from Fort Campbell Boulevard along East Bel Air Boulevard to West Bel Air Boulevard from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m.
The roads will be passable.
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31 MARCH 2014 Citywide Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing Begins
Clarksville Gas and Water and Clarksville Fire and Rescue personnel will be conducting fire hydrant flushing and testing in Clarksville beginning April 1, 2014.
Gas and Water fire hydrant flushing is ongoing and takes place at different locations throughout the year. Clarksville Fire and Rescue tests all hydrants annually and anticipates finishing by mid to late May.
Please view the fire hydrant flushing and testing schedule on the Gas and Water website, www.clarksvillegw.com, to learn if flushing or testing is being done in your neighborhood.
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Fire hydrant flushing is a routine maintenance process where hydrants are turned on to allow water to flow for several hours in order to remove sediment and iron compounds from water mains. Flushing also circulates the water to help prevent stagnant water problems from developing ensuring the highest quality drinking water to your tap.
During the flushing process you may notice discolored water as the sediments are agitated. This in no way affects the quality or safety of the water. If discoloration occurs, turn on all household faucets and let them run for several minutes to help clear the pipes.
Fire hydrant flushing is also performed on hydrants after flow and pressure tests. This procedure is required to ensure hydrants are adequate and operational for firefighting.
Other important reasons why fire hydrant flushing and testing is necessary and what to expect during the process is also available on the Gas and Water website, www.clarksvillegw.com.
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12 MARCH 2014 Underground Utility Line Locating and Markings on Madison Street (U.S. Highway 41A)
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. – Clarksville Gas and Water utility line locators have been working diligently to locate and mark underground utility lines along Madison Street, including several side streets, from Richview Road to just east of McAdoo Creek Road for upcoming utility line relocation work. The line relocations are in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Transportation road widening of U.S. Highway 41A between State Route 76 and McAdoo Creek Road.
The utility line relocation work phase is targeted to begin this spring and is estimated to be finished by mid-year 2015; however, utility line locating and marking will continue throughout both the line relocation work and the entire highway widening construction project.
Underground utility lines are marked with color coded paint lines, stakes or flags which should not be removed. Removing the markings can result in punishment for vandalism under the Tennessee Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act, Tennessee Code Annotated §65-31-101, §65-31-112.
It is imperative the line location markers remain in place to alert digging and excavation crews of the line locations to help avoid damaging the lines. Damaged lines can lead to personal injury, inconvenient outages, costly repairs and delays of the scheduled work.
Motorists traveling through the work zone are asked to slow down, obey posted traffic signs and be alert of workers as they perform the important job of marking utility lines along right-of-ways for your safety.
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3 JANUARY 2014 Cold Weather Precautions
Extreme cold temperatures are in the forecast and Gas and Water wishes to share a few important cold weather precautions that may be helpful to protect household water pipes from freezing.
• Identify, repair or caulk any avenue that allows the flow of outside air inside
• Close foundation air vents
• Unhook hoses from faucets and yard meters
• Identify any exposed piping or outside faucets that require insulation or heat tape to avoid freezing
• Open sink cabinet doors to allow heat to around pipes, especially those located on exterior walls
• A trickle of water from the faucet can help prevent pipes from freezing
• Winterize or protect backflow preventers
• Keep water meter lid closed
• Drain water from irrigation lines
• When away from home, set the thermostat no lower than 55°F and have someone check the home daily
• Know where the household water shut off valve is located in the event of a household water pipe leak
• Natural gas heating systems should be cleaned and checked routinely to increase safety and efficiency
Gas and Water is fully staffed and prepared to assist the public with their water emergencies around the clock; however, during peak service order requests, there may be longer response times. Our customers are important to us and technicians work diligently to respond to each call as expediently as possible.
Please keep in mind that Gas and Water service technicians cannot repair household water leaks, customer lateral line leaks or repair natural gas appliances. Please call a licensed plumber for those repairs.
What to do if you smell natural gas?
Natural gas is a safe, reliable and efficient energy source we especially enjoy during cold temperatures for heating, but it’s important to be attentive to how your natural gas appliances are performing. If you detect a strong odor of natural gas, take the following steps for safety.
• Leave the premises immediately ensuring to leave doors open to allow for ventilation
• Go to a neighbor’s and call Clarksville Gas and Water at (931) 645-7400 , after hours (931) 645-0116, 4:30 pm-8 am, weekends and holidays or call 911 if the odor is very strong.
• Do not turn electrical switches or devices on or off or use a phone because an electric spark could ignite natural gas if it’s present in the air
Please call the Clarksville Gas and Water office to report a water leak or if you detect a strong natural gas odor at (931) 645-7400 during normal business hours, 8 am-4:30 pm, Mon.-Fri. or (931) 645-0116 after hours, 4:30 pm-8 am, Mon.-Fri. and weekends and holidays.
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Clarksville Gas and Water
Rhonda Fulton, Marketing Specialist
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