Anybody would feel disgusted if they had worms in their water. Wednesday afternoon was not a pleasant one for the people in the Woodland Acres subdivision of Old River-Winfree. People from the entire neighborhood gathered in front of the water facility in 100 degree heat to show samples of their tap water containing worms.
The issue has been ongoing for a few days and the people Old River-Winfree want to know how and when this is going to be solved. J&S Water Company is the private institution who is in charge of water flow in the area.
They are admitting to have had a power outage somewhere during this weekend during which some of the equipment malfunctioned.The temporary solution that J&S are suggesting is for people to boil their water before using it.
The company declared that it has tested the water over and over again with the State Environmental Agency and everything seems to be under control from their side. J&S are not taking full responsibility for the issue and blame the pipes for this unfortunate event.
The problem does not look like it is going to be solved soon since the company’s spokesman is out of town. The neighbors came to the company’s gates hoping that they could have a serious discussion and proper feedback.
It seems that, for the time being, this problem is going to persist.
In order to support the locals, the mayor organized a small campaign to offer free bottled offer and showers at a city facility. State environmentalists will be showing up only on Friday to inspect the area.
Even the mayor recognizes that his efforts are “not good enough” but he is trying to deal with the situation as best as he can.
J&S declared that they must follow their own protocol and that they cannot take locals’ samples into consideration. They have ensured, however, that they are doing everything they can to get the worms out of locals’ pipes so that they can go back to their normal lives.
While the situation remains unpleasant and the institutions cannot act quickly enough, the neighbors in Old River-Winfree must resort to patience and faith in order to get the job done.
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