El Cenizo and Rio Bravo Residents Still Struggling
Aug 27, 2013 at 4:20 PM CST
Aug 27, 2013
"It's hard, it's hard." That's what one woman said as she carries her empty jug of water across town, just to get something to drink. (Spanish translation):"I feel tired, man. I'm 64 years old. I'm born in 1948, man. I'm tired." Walking across town is something Ms. Calderon has to do every time she needs to fill up her drinking water. It's now been three weeks since residents had to rely on this tank for clean drinking water. She lives by herself, and says she has to make this trip at least once a week to make she has water to drink. What makes matters worse, is Calderon does not own a car, so she must walk across the town to get to the water tank. (Spanish translation): "Of course, yes it bothers me because it's far away from where I live. I live by the elementary school. I get tired, just imagine. I had to go up the hill." At 64-years-old, Calderon was tired by the time she filled up her jug and had to get a neighbor to drive her back home. She hopes the problem will be resolved soon. If the TCEQ water test comes back negative on Thursday, county officials said we could see the water boil alert lifted.