The taps are back on, but residents still can't drink the water.
Residents sought answers at an emergency meeting, after a full week...without clean water.
“I have a 3 year old and a 10 year old and i guess it was a temporary fix right now, according to the meeting,” said Alicia Olivera
Faucets are running again in 80 homes but there's sand in the water, and it's undrinkable.
“We need help, we really need help here,” said Water Board President Lucy Hernandez.
The local water board... five
A long term solution, they say.
“In the last five months we've been without water three times or four times,” said Lucy Hernandez.
The other option is to repair the primary well…which could climb to two million dollars.
The State Health Dept. was in
“We're definitely counting on them to come through and it's really likely for them to come on board,” said Jessi Snyder with the non-profit Self Help Enterprises.
The community’s well cracked early in the week.
The pipes clogged with sand.
And the backup well is bad too...
Alicia Olivera is grateful for the bottled water....but prays for a permanent fix.
Tulare County Emergency Services assures residents they'll have water throughout the weekend.