Burst pipe leaves Happy Valley homes without water overnight

Jul 22, 2014 8:23 PM by Charlene Cheng

Living without water overnight has some Happy valley residents thinking twice about taking everyday comforts for granted.

"I hate not having water. It's amazing how you don't think about it until you don't have the resource," Annette Foster said.

Foster lives right across the street from where a pipe burst, leaving her as one of the last remaining two houses to have their water restored.

"More than anything, the shower would be great because what I do for a living, I really need more than a washcloth to clean off. I clean surgery centers at night, and I would really like to be clean to go to work tonight," she said.

As a further inconvenience, the lack of water means no cold air.

"Unfortunately, our swamp cooler does run on water. The fan still blows air but the hot air just warms up the house even more, so it's been kind of a sticky night all night," Foster said.

Residents say that they're just glad their homes weren't damaged, and occurrences like this are just a part of country living.

"To be out in the country and enjoy what we have, it's a real blessing to me. Other then the water problem... My favorite verse in the bible, "This too shall pass," said Johnny Thode, another customer who was affected.


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