Fairview water line break

A lot of Fairview residents woke up Sunday morning to low water pressure and several reported no water pressure - and so began another unusual day in 2020.

David Mathis, plant operator for the Water Authority of Dickson County (WADC), confirmed via a telephone interview that a main water line break was the cause.

"I sent men out at 6:30 a.m. and started receiving calls around 8 a.m.," advised Mathis. "We just had to locate the leak first and we're repairing it now," advised Mathis.

The crew from WADC drove main roads until the leak was located along Fairview Boulevard near Fairview High School. 

Mathis was unable to provide an estimated time for the repairs to be completed or when water pressure will return to normal. However, he noted, "We're working on it!"

Crews were still on the scene repairing the line at 1 p.m.

Many local residents who took to social media expressed no shock, but rather suggested it was just another day in a year that has been unpredictable.

For local residents who lived through the Great Fairview Water Shortage of 1995, the thought of a half day or even full day without water doesn't seem so bad. In 1995, the entire city went without water for a week and some residents even longer.

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