Water Advisory Lifted In Robertson Co.
By Marcus Washington
ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. - The water advisory in Robertson County has been lifted after tested samples met water quality standards. Video from Sky Five HD showed the sinkholes in the Maple Green wastewater treatment lagoon caused by Mother Nature.
"And that caused the waste water to leave the lagoon, travel underground until it found a path out and that was into Miller's Creek," said Tisha Calabrese-Benton with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).
Before the problem was discovered on Saturday, more than seven million gallons of wastewater ran into Millers Creek. The creek is less than half a mile behind Loretta Chapman's home.
"I'm thinking well, that's close to me wonder if it's at our house. I was afraid to drink the water, so I started drinking distill water."
Chapman said it was hard not to worry about the potential dangers of her home's water.
"I called the water company and told them what I saw on TV last night and they told me the water was safe; our water did not come from there," said Chapman.
Calabrese-Benton said, "The municipal water supply for this area is served by the city of Springfield, which is absolutely not impacted by this event, so that water supply is safe."