Boil Order Still In Effect For Portions OfSevier County
Tuesday night’s flooding around Pittman Center had caused some water problems in Sevier County. Portions of Sevier County and all of the city of Sevierville are under a boil order until further notice. The flash flooding Tuesday night caused debris to be carried into the water treatment plant intake, causing a blockage. According to a Sevier County official, the water system reportedly lost pressure at higher elevations, which can cause contamination near joints and cracks in the system. Such a system failure can result in a high potential for fecal contamination or other disease-causing organisms to enter the water distribution system,. All residents living near Sims Road, Flat Creek, Allensville, Lane Hollow, Thomas Cross Road, Boyds Creek and Jayell Road need to boil all their water for at least three minutes before using or use battles water instead.