RV Park Without Water Over Christmas
A water main break Thursday afternoon (Dec. 23) in Largo, Fla., left portions of southern Pinellas County with low water pressure and hundreds of residents, including several RV park residents, living immediately around the ruptured line with no water at all, WTSP-TV, St. Petersburg, reported.
Crews worked before Christmas to fix the 48-inch water main but said it could be several more days before water service resumes for residents and businesses in the affected area.
“It’s Christmas! People need to cook, people need to clean,” said Cheryl Harvey, a resident of Lee’s Travel RV Park less than 100 yards from where the underground rupture occurred.
“Needless to say, we’re not cooking much. We can’t make much. We’d really like to be clean.”
The Harveys say one of the worst parts about losing water is not being able to shower. They’ve filled their outside garbage can with water, which they carry inside in buckets to flush the toilet.
“It gets old after one day,” said Harvey.
There were about 100 residents in the RV park all living with no water, which was not expected to return until at least Monday. Crews were working to replace a large section of pipe before water can be restored.
Along with the RV park and a second residential community, around 50 neighboring businesses were also impacted.