COLLINWOOD, Tenn. (AP) -- A small city in southern Middle Tennessee is running short of water because of the prolonged drought.
Collinwood City Water Superintendent Kenneth Templeton said Wednesday that the shortage caused the closing for the day of three public schools served by the utility.
WKRN-TV reported the Wayne County school system called off classes at Collinwood Elementary, Collinwood Middle School and Collinwood High School.
Templeton said the utility gets its water from three spring boxes and one well. The spring boxes depend on surface water and lack of rainfall has dried up the soil.
Templeton said the school closings were a precaution. He said the city still has about 100,000 gallons of water in its supply tank, but would normally have more than twice that amount. There are about 900 metered customers.
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