Water Restrictions Still Voluntary in Maryville, Alcoa

MARYVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- No more rain, but no more water restrictions in blount county, at least for now.

Pam Arnett, a spokesperson for the City of Maryville, says currently the city is only asking for voluntary water restrictions.

The flow rate of the Little River is at 39 cubic feet per second.

If it gets below 38, they could ask for mandatory restrictions.

Arnett says they think that number will rise a bit once they buy water from South Blount Utility District this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Alcoa is testing their new water line and pumps today.

Both cities are hoping it's working by the end of the week.