Some Midland residents spend weekend without water - WNEM TV 5

Some Midland residents spend weekend without water

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Not only has the snow and cold of a tough Michigan winter been brutal to bare, it's also caused some huge problems including water main breaks.

Plenty of people are feeling the impact of those breaks, including having temporary water service as crews work to get everything back up and running.

The water is flowing in Marie Chapin's home in Midland now, but for about two days she had to go without.

"I came home Saturday after being gone and I had no water, so I called the city and they said they couldn't do anything until Monday, so my friends brought water over," says Chapin.

That was nearly two weeks ago and ever since, Chapin says the issue is ongoing.
Chapin's situation is a familiar scenario playing out all over Midland right now. Thanks to mother nature, water main breaks and frozen pipes creating problems for residents.

A city official for Midland Public Works tells TV5 they are working on the problems and currently no one in the city is without water. There are others, like Chapin, who are using a temporary fix but there is some good news for those residents.

Officials said they would make adjustments so residents don't pay a big water bill.

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