Yuba County Community Trying to Cope without Running Water

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Hundreds of residents in the Yuba County community of Gold Village are still living with out water.

“We’re just broken-hearted about this,” said Shirley Vogel.

“I guess they looked at the well and said, ‘whoa, it’s really low. Surprise guys we’re turning off your water.’ Like, okay there’s not much we can do about it. It’s sucks,” said Ryan Kyser.

Residents say they’ve been through similar situations like this before, but it’s never been this bad.

“We’ve had water restrictions where we couldn’t take longer than 10 minute showers, we couldn’t do outside watering, but never when we didn’t have any water,” said resident Cheryl Alexander.

Residents now go to a local field to get water from a tank brought in for the county to help with their watering needs.

While some residents are posting signs to sell their homes, others used their creativity to figure out ways to make it without running water in their homes.

“So we’re just making due with what we have … you know, to flush our toilets we have to bring in buckets so that we can flush the toilets,” said Jeanne Christensen.

Most, if not all, of the residents plan on attending Monday night’s town hall meeting that will be held at the neighborhood watering tank.

“We are hoping tomorrow night we will get some answers to our questions because something has to be done about this. There are 84 families without water. It’s so unfair,” said Vogel.

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