Dry Central California town gets portable showers

Nov 18, 2014 1:34 PM by News Staff

EAST PORTERVILLE, California (AP) - Officials say residents of a Central Valley community where hundreds of home wells have run dry can now take hot showers.

Andrew Lockman of the Tulare County Office of Emergency Service said Tuesday that they've brought in portable showers for residents of East Porterville. The ongoing drought has caused many of their shallow wells to run dry, forcing them to drink bottled water and bathe from buckets.

Lockman says they are worried about residents taking sponge baths during the cold winter.

He says people have to bring their own soap and towels to the portable showers, but for many it will be the first hot water they've felt in months.

Officials say the county is paying $30,000 a month for the showers set up in a church parking lot.


Information from: KFSN-TV.

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