• Some Perrin residents suffered a six-day water leak this week. Despite several attempts to contact the utility company for repair, the issue continued.
  • Pct. 2 County Commissioner James Brock used a bulldozer Wednesday morning to try and divert water from the flooded yards.

Water woes

Perrin resident: water damage is 'heartbreaking'

This week, some Perrin residents battled a water leak that began Wednesday, June 7. Donna Broom said she reported a water leak about a block away from her home to Texas Rain, the company that provides the utility, early Thursday morning.

“When they didn’t come out all day Thursday, I called Texas Rain back Friday and again Monday and Tuesday of this week and of course today (Wednesday) and they won’t answer their phones today,” Broom said. “I called the owner this morning and he answered. He said he’d check into it now that he knows what the situation is and call right back. He didn’t.”

Broom said she believes several residents were without water as of Wednesday morning.

“It drained the tanks. I would say there are many people without water now because the water pressure in town has dropped. Everyone on my street, Alley Street, is totally without water as of today. Everyone that woke up this morning, woke up with no water."

To read the complete article, see the June 16 edition of the Herald-Gazette.

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