MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Another water giveaway took place Monday in Memphis as a boil water advisory remains in effect.
MLGW is recommending customers use bottled water as much as possible and conserve water.
The company is working to restore water pressure after three winter storms slammed the area and wreaked havoc on the water supply.
Beginning at 11 a.m., residents were able to pick up water at the Orange Mound Community Center, 2572 Park Ave., Memphis.
About 300 cases of water were given away.
Many folks like Joe Ramsey lined up before sunrise to get a case of water to make it through the boil water advisory that’s affecting hundreds of thousands of MLGW customers.
“Where I live out east, there are so many stores that don’t have no water, not even two percent milk,” Ramsey said.
Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley and Eleven 86 Water out of Batesville, Mississippi, donated the water.
The bottled water will help many folks in need like Romelia Gaddy, who says the last couple of days have been difficult.
“I am very glad to get this water because I have two kids that I am boiling water for me and them. I don’t have any bottled water, period. I’m just boiling water constantly daily. Trying to make do without,” Gaddy said.
MLGW has not given a timetable on when things will get better, but folks say they are holding on.
“God is in control, and he said this, too, shall pass. All of this is going to pass, so I have to trust and believe in him,” Gaddy said.
The Tennessee Valley Authority said it is also donating 80,000 bottles of water to community partners who will distribute it to MLGW customers.