LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – It’s been a tough day for LUB crews and many of their La Follette area water customers; no water, low pressure and a day long repair project on a very cold day.

“We’ve fixed the issue at the water plant,” said LUB General Manager Kenny Baird. Baird shared the good news Thursday afternoon a little after 3 pm.

“We’re flushing air out of the lines right now, and we’ll probably continue to serve the west end of town off of Caryville-Jacksboro Utilities Commission’s (CJUC) system until tomorrow. This will give us time to get our Demory tank back up to normal level,” added Baird.

Baird notes that some customers may have cloudy water for a while until LUB gets all the air out of the lines. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/17/2020-3:15PM)