About 100 Nederland homes still without water as work underway to excavate pipes
Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer) About 100 Nederland homes have been without water since Friday, and could be without water for a couple more days.
Nederland public works crew began digging on Monday morning to a depth of 9 feet in order to reach the water main break.
Town Administrator Karen Gerrity said that they wouldn’t know how long repairs would take until they reached the pipes.
"Once they have an idea of where the break is and how it happened and what parts they will need to replace, we will have a better idea of how long it will take," Gerrity said.
While working on the problem, the Nederland Community Center is passing out cases of bottled water and allowing anyone to fill up containers.
Nicole Cavalino, Nederland’s town clerk, estimates 75 cases of bottled water had been given out as of Monday morning, while some residents filled up empty water jugs.
"Our town is doing the work," Cavalino said.
Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer) Laura King, one of the residents without water, hauled several empty jugs to the community center to fill up on Monday morning.
John Toland, another resident stopping by the community center to fill up jugs, cited the inability to shower as being one of the most inconvenient consequences of the situation.
Nicole Ferdinandsen, with the Public Water Works Department, said that crew members noticed water pooling around the roundabout in the center of town on Sunday.