Around 80 homes in West Goshen didn't have running water two weeks ago after the wells to their main water supply cracked. Since then, they've managed to get by on the bare minimum."Just waking up in the morning knowing you have water is a good feeling. It's gonna be a good feeling," said Stan Thompson, a resident without drinkable water.
A vote held at a meeting Wednesday night is aimed at trying to fix the problem.
They agreed on joining with a local water company called CalWater to run a water line through Avenue 308 and tie into the existing distribution at the well site.
"One of the most beautiful things about this proposal is that West Goshen will never have to worry about two things, quality and quantity," said Jessie Snyder with Self Help Enterprises.
But some residents say a $25 monthly increase will hit their pocketbooks hard.
"A really high rate for just water," said Louise Ayers, another resident without drinkable water.
Louise and her husband Bill have lived in the community for 45 years and they aren't sure how they're going to pay for the rate hike .
"It's kind of a constant struggle for the older folks or any of the people who are on any kind of fixed income," said Louise.
West Goshen Mutual Water Company realizes the fee hike will be a hardship, but they say its the only way.
"I know some people in the community that struggle to pay their bills but you have to do it if you want safe reliable drining water," said Lance Love with the West Goshen Mutual Water Company.
The community is eligible for an emergency grant from the State Department of Public Health worth $250,000 dollars.