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Businesses suffer in Tieton without water

TIETON, Wash -- Like the city itself, businesses in Tieton are hurting. Many have been without water for days, while the lucky ones have had it sporadically.

Vicki's Tieton Cafe hasn't had running water since Friday. 

The city delivers bottled water to Victoria Ennis, Vicki's owner, and she boils water from the fire department to clean.

She remains open for her loyal regular customers, offering a limited menu, even though it cost her money. Ennis can serve coffee, breakfast and burgers, but potatoes chips have replaced french fries because the greaser is dirty, and can't be washed.

Next door, the laundromat is closed and will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

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