water main break

Forsyth has given the all clear on its water system following a water main break near the Russellville water treatment plant on Sunday. The break occurred about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, sending a geyser of the city’s drinking water high into the sky (at left) in the woods off Sharpe Street, resulting in low pressure for customers on the west side of the city from downtown to MLK Drive and Hwys. 83 and 42 South. Anyone with low pressure was advised to boil water before drinking or cooking. City crews went to work to fix the break as soon as they became aware of it. Mayor Eric Wilson asked water customers to use as little water as possible during the crisis. Fortunately the city enjoyed heavy rains the preceding two days. Citizens were warned that without their help conserving there was a threat of a total water outage. By Tuesday water operations were back to normal. (Photo courtesy Eric Wilson)