Many in the Charlotte area have been without water due to the freezing temperatures the past few days. Jim Bridges with Plumbing Connection has been all over Gastonia helping people get their water back.
“Most of our calls have been no water calls. It’s been 3 to 4 times the normal amount of calls," Bridges said. "We received over 50 calls yesterday and we worked 17 hours. Probably we’ll work around 9 or 10 o’clock tonight."
And although Jim has been running around all over the place, he says it’s good business and he doesn’t mind playing hero for a day.
Carrie Miller of Oreck in Gastonia has been without water for two days. She’s been playing catch up since the water turned back on at noon.
“Being without water has been difficult because we do a lot of service in our stores on air purifiers for Oreck vacuums and Meelah Vacuums and we do a lot of heater service," Miller said, "so we actually do have a requirement to have water in the store."
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