Water tank problem causes water outage, low pressure in Jackson County community

Northeast Alabama
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HOLLYWOOD, Ala. – A water supply problem has been fixed in Hollywood.  Much of the town had little to no water pressure after lightning damaged controls on a Scottsboro Waterworks tank Sunday night.

The problem was complicated by the fact another tank was down for maintenance.   In a written statement to WHNT News 19 Tuesday,  Scottsboro Waterworks General Manager Roy Light said,

“In our continued efforts to provide excellent water, Scottsboro Waterworks, Sewer and Gas Board took the Scottsboro water storage tank near the town of Hollywood out of service for routine maintenance on Saturday. Hollywood’s water storage tank remained in service. Regrettably, lightning, during the Sunday storms, damaged electric motor controls at Scottsboro’s Skinny Jones Plant, causing pump failure and low water pressure for many in the Hollywood area.”

Light added that dedicated water board employees worked to restore power to pumps at the Skinny Jones plant, and that service was restored late Monday evening.



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