The brutal winter is costing some homeowners big bucks and big problems.
Dozens of homeowners in and around Marshalltown have been without water for more than three weeks. One neighborhood is taking a proactive approach to the ongoing problem.
“We’ve been waiting it out,” said homeowner Russell Watt.
Watt’s been without water for three weeks.
“It is frustrating, you spend a lot of time going to the store, buying bottled water and going out of the house to take a shower,” Watt said.
One week after his pipes froze; a neighbor came to the rescue.
“My neighbor got the idea of putting an outdoor hose to the outdoor faucet and putting a heater coil around it. There are three of us in the neighborhood that are doing that,” Watt said.
The water is then reversed into Watt’s home and through his water heater, making some everyday tasks much easier.