NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Town of Ashland City has issued a Drought Plan alerting the public Wednesday morning not to use water.

In a post on social media around 7:30 a.m., they said the plant experienced a chemical issue that forced the shut down.

Officials said the issue has been corrected but the city will be without water until tanks can be refilled.

The city asks everyone to not use water until further notice.

Students at Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy and Riverside Academy were dismissed at 9:30 a.m. Families were are asked to pick up their children then and buses also ran at 9:30 a.m.

The Cheatham County School District announced there will also be no daycare at ACESA.

Ashland City released a statement on its public works website that reads:

The Town of Ashland City Water Treatment Plant repaired the chemical pump that caused this morning’s water loss.  Currently the Water Treatment Plant is making water to refill all water tanks.  We hope to have service restored to all customers by this afternoon.  The problem was the chemical pump, so once water has been restored, customers will NOT need to flush lines. 

We are updating our emergency plans to notify the public quickly when issues arise.  Other measures will be put in place to make sure this does not happen again. 

City offices will be closed Wednesday, August 31, 2022 due to the water outage.

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