By: Jillian Wilson
Lynn Center mom, Miriam Greene, never thought she'd have to drive to a well and fill buckets of water just to run her household.
But every day this week, she had to.
"It's a fiasco. It's really hard because you're doing so much that like – I haven't mopped my floors because of having to keep heating up the water," says Miriam Greene, a Lynn Center Resident.
Miriam has three teenage kids, not to mention three huge dogs.
So she's filling up tubs of water a few times a day just to cook, clean, eat.
A major roadblock for any mom.
"We're not able to flush the toilets. So we have to go in several times a day to flush them down."
For other folks in community, just filling up jugs is hard enough.
"When you're elderly it's pretty tough. Both my wife and I got health problems," says Jim Peterson, a Lynn center resident.
The water had to be turned off on Sunday after a pipe burst, and insurance issues put repairs on hold.
Now five days after the main break, crews are finally working to fix it.
"Well it's frustrating to know that it had to drag out so long because if it had been a normal line anywhere else it would have been fixed at least on Monday," says Greene.
And now that hope is in sight, Miriam says she's looking forward to returning to her normal life, even if it does involve housework.
"I'll have a whole lot of cleaning to do," says Greene.