Tap water is usually something you can trust. You go to the faucet, turn on the tap, and get yourself a cup of delicious water. Now, there are some places that don’t have drinkable tap water, but my town is not one of them. Unless of course there are some chemicals I don’t know about in the water, but I don’t want to think about that. So long as there’s nothing visible getting in the way of my water drinkability, I’m happy. Not so much for the residents of a small town in Texas. The residents of Old River-Winfree, Texas, have tap water that’s infested with worms. That’s right, worms are coming out of the tap in the water.
Of course, the worms are only small red worms, but people aren’t taking chances. Nor should they. The entire town has basically stopped using community water, drinking bottled only. The town has also set up community shower sites so people avoid worm-related eyeball incidents. All anyone wants is answers, and private water utility J&S Water isn’t talking, so until then, the town plans on making sure folks stay hydrated without any unwanted protein.
“People are not taking chances,” said Old River-Winfree mayor Joe Landry. “We’re hoping for an update as to where we need to go with the situation from here. We’re hoping for directives. Right now we don’t have any answers.”
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