Memphians stock up on water as pressure issues and boil advisery continue

Memphis, Tenn. — Broken pipes, low water pressure and discolored water have many Memphians rushing out to stock up on water.

But, the liquid gold is becoming harder and harder to come by.

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FOX13′s Mandy Hrach hit the streets to find people buying up what they could as MLGW’s boil water advisory continued into its second day.

Memphian Kard Card went to a Kroger in East Memphis looking for bottled water, but all she walked away with was ice.

“If it’s necessary, we will melt it on the stove and pour it into an empty gallon for drinking water,” Card said.

At a Home Depot on Poplar Ave., they received 3,000 bottles of water early Saturday morning.

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By 1 p.m., however, all of those bottles were gone.

The Home Depot said that they will receive another shipment of supplies on Monday, but there’s no guarantee that water will be on that delivery truck.

MLGW has asked customers to conserve water until at least Monday, the earliest expected date for repairs to be made, according to MLGW executives.

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Of course, due to breaks in water mains around the city, many of those customers don’t have any water to conserve.

The Memphis City Council will be distributing water Sunday from at least 7 different locations around the city, handing out one case of water per car.