MEMPHIS, Tenn — Germantown city leaders are asking residents to submit questions ahead of a town hall Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, on the water crisis.
The town hall will take place at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road, from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Officials said a facilitator for the meeting will pick the questions most frequently asked. To submit questions, go to Germantown-TN.gov/TownHall. Those watching online and in attendance at GPAC can also use a QR code to submit questions digitally during the meeting. Leaders said paper forms will also be available. There will also be an opportunity for the public to ask questions and comment in-person.
The town hall will also be streamed on Germantown’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@GermantownTenn.
Among those set to be on the town hall panel are Mayor Mike Palazzolo, City Administrator Jason Huisman, other city staff members and representatives from contractors who assisted in addressing the crisis.
The city said Tuesday morning that all water samples collected Sunday, July 30, are 'clear, non-detect for diesel.' The City released the results of the samples HERE. They said this video explains the testing and 'interpretation of results.'
But on Wednesday, according to the city, one fire hydrant located near Germantown Fire Station 3 came back testing for a small amount of "diesel organics" in the water. The city said that hydrant and others in the area were flushed, and a new sample will be tested.
The city said it continues to conduct main line flushing in target areas still experiencing residual odor.