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Freezing temps leave more than 100 in midstate trailer park without water

Written by Merriell Moyer/The Lebanon Daily News | Jan 10, 2018 10:53 AM
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Residents of a North Lebanon Township mobile home park may have lost water because of frigid temperatures. (Photo: Michael K. Dakota, Lebanon Daily News)

(North Lebanon) -- People who live in a North Lebanon Township trailer park have had no water, or limited water use, since Friday thanks to the frigid weather that recently struck the the northeast.

Those living on the 107 lots that make up the Green Acres trailer park just of Route 422 have been dealing with either no water or very low water pressure since late Friday night or early Saturday morning after temperatures plummeted to lows in the single digits and wind chills reached 20 degrees below zero. 

After several days without being able to properly wash dishes, take showers or flush toilets, residents said they are not happy.

"The park management has failed to notify anyone of the reasons, and has not reached out to anyone with an estimated date for water to be restored," an anonymous resident said via an email to the Lebanon Daily News. "Living for days without being able to shower, flush the toilets more than once an hour, wash dishes, etc. is simply unacceptable."

While several residents, all of whom wished to remain anonymous, confirmed that park management and maintenance arrived on site at the park Monday to check the pipes, they said they were told it wasn't the park's problem. 

"We were told there were three homes with frozen pipes, and that the water pressure was low because everyone left their water running (in an effort to prevent frozen pipes)," one resident said. 

The same resident mentioned she was going through 15 gallons of store-bought water per day to get by.

North Lebanon Township received a complaint about the situation, and Code Enforcement Officer John Brenner investigated, in cooperation with the park's management.

"They said the water in the pump house is running like crazy, but they can't figure out where the water is going," the resident said. "Management is here now, and they are actively trying to solve the problem."

 

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The Lebanon Daily News

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