Boil water notice lifted for Campbell County community

2:40 p.m. Monday

A boil water notice for people in the White Oak area of Campbell County affected by an outage last week has been lifted. Clearfork Utility District says water quality meets state and federal requirements for bacteria levels.

On Friday, the utility collected several bacteriological samples from across the area affected by the outage and the results were all negative for total coliform.


1:39 p.m. Thursday

The state of Tennessee has issued a boil water notice for those who were experiencing a water outage in the White Oak community.

Charles Higginbotham, a Clearfork Utility District board member, said this is just for the consumption of water. He said there is no known contamination and they are issuing the warning as a precaution until they get water samples back from the state.


DUFF (WATE) – An East Tennessee community has been trying to cope without running water for the last few days. Residents of White Oak in Campbell County have been without water since Monday night.

The community uses the Clearfork Utility District from Claiborne County. They were first told the pump was broken, but then they said they were told they were looking for leaks. School has even been cancelled because of the problem and bottles of water brought in to help with the issue.

“Everybody here wants the water here, and you know we’re just wondering when it’s going to get here and get fixed,” said resident Joy Hutson.

The utility serves 240 customers in the area and they were all still without water Wednesday night.

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