"Angels came from above Walmart brought that truck in town," Denmark residents receive free water
Video DEMARK, S.C. (WJBF) – On Friday, November 23, several organizations teams up to distribute cases of bottled water to the citizens of Denmark, South Carolina.
The response came on the heels of news of an unapproved chemical being used for a time period to control the growth of iron bacteria in the Cox Mill Well in the City.
That well has since been shut off.
"We do have a problem," Ella Breland told NewsChannel 6’s Shawn Cabbagestalk.
"This morning when I got up, the water in my bathroom was a little rusty and hasn’t been for a long time."
"A $50 blouse going down the drain," she recalled.
Breland was one of the dozens of residents who came out to water distribution day at Denmark Furniture after two local Walmart stores donated nearly 20 pallets of water Wednesday.
"Angels came from above Walmart brought that truck in town Wednesday night," Detra Salley-Bruce said.
"It’s never going to be enough until the city fixes the water but we wanted for at least a few people over the holidays to have a chance to not have to worry about this issue," he added.
If you missed the distribution day, another one will be held on Wednesday, November 28 from 5-6 p.m. at: Denmark Furniture 199 Coker Street Denmark, SC 29042 If you would like to donate drinking water to the area, you can drop off or send shipments to the same address.