Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 14, 2008

City council happy to remove water restrictions

During their April meeting, the Crossville city council voted to remove all water restrictions put in place last year because of the drought and approved an offer of sewer service to Lake Tansi Amenities in exchange for rights to harvest overflow water from Lake Tansi for Meadow Park Lake.

The Crossville City Council continues to spend a large percentage of its time on water discussions, but with a much more regular rainfall this winter, the council agreed to lift all water restrictions completely.

The matter came up under interim city manager Mike Turner's report to the council. Turner said the city had been receiving numerous calls from customers who wanted to know if they could fill swimming pools this spring.

Turner said both the city's water supply lakes were currently full and he was glad customers were calling before filling the pools. The council quickly moved to lift the water restrictions put in place under the drought ordinance that had been in place since last summer. The motion passed unanimously.

During a discussion of the raw water supply expansion at Meadow Park Lake, Mayor Pro-Tem Boyd Wyatt brought up a proposal to give Lake Tansi Village Property Owner Association (LTVPOA) properties access to the city sewer system in exchange for the right to harvest water from Lake Tansi to help supply drinking water to the community. This same matter had been discussed over a year ago but was turned down at that time by the LTVPOA board.

Just under a year ago, the LTVPOA had requested permission from the city to purchase sewer service from the city and the city, following their long-time precedence, turned down the request as it has for all requests for sewer service outside the city without annexation or some other reason as a school or church.

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