Severe Winter Storms and Freezing Conditions Cause Burst Pipes, Disrupting Water Service for Millions of People
N. CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization, is responding to one of the largest plumbing disasters on record, after a week of severe winter weather across the state of Texas disrupted safe water access for more than 14 million people. Two winter storms brought unusually frigid temperatures, causing burst pipes and extensive water damage in homes.
“Nearly half of the residents in one of the largest states in the U.S. are experiencing a plumbing catastrophe due to burst pipes from freezing temperatures and significant power outages,“ said Water Mission CEO and President, George C. Greene IV, PE. “Not having water in your home means you can't flush toilets, shower, or wash clothes. To compound the problem, the issue covers almost the entire state of Texas and there ...
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