WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Bailey Clausen loves her home in West Terre Haute. It’s where she, her husband, and two small kids lead a pretty ordinary life.
But that normal life got a lot trickier last week.
“I first noticed we weren’t receiving any kind of running water, February 11th I think,” Clausen said.
Since then, her family has had to use external resources to do the most basic of necessities like wash, clean, cook, and use the restroom. It’s a problem she was able to patiently deal with, but after more than a week of using bottled water to hydrate her family, her patience wore thin.
“Obviously, we didn’t want to make a big deal out of it, I don’t want to get anybody in trouble, but I do want to make it a point, hey this is an issue.”
News 10 spoke with West Terre Haute Water Works.
They did say that they were are aware of the situation. The issue was caused by frozen pipes under the street. They said roughly 25 homes had to go without water for some time.
After News 10 reached out to them, they did reach out to Clausen and offered a temporary fix.
That solution would let her tap in to a neighbor’s meter. Both houses would have less pressure but they would have water.