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Some Jackson Residents Suffer More Than Two Weeks Without Water

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JACKSON, MI (WLNS) - While many people are preparing for too much water over in Jackson, some people haven't had any in almost three weeks.

City leaders say they couldn't have expected such a cold winter and there's just "no way" to thaw pipelines at this time.

But they're trying to do their best to help some people out.

 "My daughter, she's got a bad hip, and she's had to carry water for us," said Lois Homminga.

The dishes are piling up at Llois Homminga's. That's what happens when you haven't had water for almost 2 weeks. And it's really taking a toll on her family.

Homminga's grateful the city brought water to her Thursday.

"I'm glad at least they're trying to do something to counteract this."

"We usually give each house a case of drinking water and then fill whatever container's they have," said Greg Beebe, Jackson Water Department Maintenance Worker.

Two men from the Jackson Water Department have been carrying water around Jackson all day and they're not stopping until they've seen all 55 people on their list. Their boss says they're able to do this, thanks to a local Home Depot that donated 205 gallons of water and 280 cases of bottles.

"They have really stepped up in showing they're caring for the community"

Jackson Mayor Jason Smith says they're at a standstill right now.

"The equipment we had isn't capable of handling a problem of this magnitude, so we've had to order new equipment," said Jason Smith, Mayor, City of Jackson.

In the meantime, the city's doing what it can to help people get by and so are the people.

By Sari Soffer, 6 News Intern

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