New Water Line to Be Running By Next Week

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

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BROADWAY, Va. (WHSV) -- Broadway is another town on a growing list of communities struggling with water woes.

Curtis Via lives in the Heritage Hills neighborhood in Broadway and his house is up on a hill and in a problem spot for water.

"The pressure is terrible. It really is. It's hard to describe," said Via.

The water pressure is so bad that he can't even turn on the shower.

"When you take a shower you want to feel it. With that you practically have to get underneath it and get the drips, that's what I call it," said Via.

Broadway town manager Kyle O'Brien said they're almost finished with a project to fix this problem, a new water line.

"The water will be flowing in a different direction, from a different tank. That's likely to happen toward the middle of next week," said O'Brien.

Via said a promise for next week doesn't mean much to him now.

"Rome isn't built in a day, but they've promised us that since day one. It was a year and a half, then two years, then three, then it went to five. You know, it's eight years now, since we've been here," said Via.

Via has gotten used to it over the years, washing his car with little to no pressure, but O'Brien said that will end next week.

"It'll be an instantaneous notice to the increase in pressure," said O'Brien.

"I'd have to see it to believe it," said Via.

O'Brien said the water may be a little discolored for a day or two but he says it is safe to drink and is confident that this new water line will solve the neighborhood's problem.


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