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Many Without Water In Kennewick After Pipe Bursts

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Imagine a weekend without running water for your home. That is exactly what happened at a mobile home park in Kennewick. Imagine a weekend without running water for your home. That is exactly what happened at a mobile home park in Kennewick.

Kennewick, WA - Imagine a weekend without running water for your home. That is exactly what happened to some at a mobile home park in Kennewick.

At the Homestead Mobile Home Park a burst pipe continues to cause some serious issues. The property manager who just happens to be a state certified water services worker was digging away at the site of a burst water pipe that flooded a street that goes through the park.

"Hi, you've reached the Homestead. Yes I know the water is off," said the voicemail inbox of the mobile home park.

You can try the faucet, but nothing is going to come out of it. On Saturday, the water main burst leaving hundreds without running water at Homestead. Notices were handed out, warning residents to boil before they drink what is left.

"I was thinking about heading over to one of my family members to see if I can use their shower today because it's kind of gross," said Claudia Capetillo who lives at the mobile home park.

The manager of the property was in the mud today fixing the problem himself. We did not speak with him because he was so focused on restoring water to his residents.

"I have to pull out a water bottle just to brush my teeth right now and so it's kind of annoying," said Capetillo.

The lack of water did not stop others from getting on with their daily housework.

"I just cleaned my bathroom hauling water in gallon jug things," said Alice Smith who lives at Homestead.

The manager did tell us these things happen. He said whoever put the pipe in originally did not fasten it in all the way and when it started to freeze this year it gave out.

"It's an inconvenience to be out of water, but it's that time of year. Pipes break anytime of the year and everybody just has to be patient. I don't like it, but what can you do?" said Smith.

According to the notice handed out, residents should still boil any water over the next day. The property manager has been out here working on the pipes all day and he says he expects to have water restored tonight.

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