Metro Utilities updates COVID-19 changes; drive thru is closing

LOCAL NEWS — Based on Governor Bill Lee’s Stay at Home order, the Metro Utilities Department (MUD) is updating their operating procedures, again. Beginning on Monday, April 6, employees will stop taking drive thru payments. Citizens will need to either drop off their payment in the night depository or mail it to the MUD post office box.

Their new hours of operation for office staff will be Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office staff will be splitting shifts so that no two employees are in the office at the same time. Representative Brooke Fanning also reports that one water department employee is basically “sheltered in place” at the Metro Water Plant … not because he has any COVID-19 related illness but rather to ensure he isn’t exposed to any.

“Citizens need their water to get through this,” Fanning said. “So we are taking every precaution.”

Fanning also said that MUD will also not be assessing penalties or service interruption until further notice. To mail in a payment, send it to P.O. Box 503, Lynchburg, TN 37352. For questions, go to the M.U.D. website, Facebook page, or call them at 931-759-4297.•

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