Cahaba Park water supply restored

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Selma Times-Journal

A water supply was restored to a section of homes at Cahaba Park West on Wednesday after residents went five days without the precious utility.

Theresa Marshall, a two-month Cahaba Park resident, said park manager Rose Martin notified residents that unlicensed plumbing contractors would be working on a pipe last Friday after a major water line break.

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Residents towards the back end of the park, which is located off Alabama Highway 22 West, went without water throughout the weekend and on Monday, causing “unsanitary and unfair” conditions.

Water was actually restored to the homes on Monday, but unexpectedly cut off. The water supply was lost again on Tuesday, according to residents. Martin said the water cut off between 5:30 and 6 p.m., a time when residents cook dinner or take a shower following school or work.

Although water is now running and available, residents are still worried that the supply may cut off again. Some residents refuse to use the water until a licensed plumbing contractor issues its opinion.

Martin said residents have every right to be “disgruntled” over the situation and says Wade Plumbing Contractors will be at the park this morning to correct the problem.

Marshall, a single mother of a 16-year-old son, can’t figure out why the water wasn’t restored more promptly. Martin admitted she had a difficult time finding contractors, most of whom were unable over the weekend, she said.