Nellie Molen is used to being without water.
“Well, they cut it off at 5 (in the afternoon), leave it off until 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the morning. I do without,” says Molen, who ironically lives just across the street from the water tower that serves her and her Faubush neighbors.
They’re used to sudden outages because the water main that feeds them is too small. Officials say there's plenty of water in Lake Cumberland...but there isn’t a big enough main to supply the growing population in western Pulaski County.
“They tell me we use too much water. And they tell me the water line is too small to keep the water pumped in here,” says Molen.
So people in the Faubush area stock up on bottled water, they have buckets next to their toilets and back up supplies outside.
The good news is that the project to fix the problem is supposed to start in about 10 days. It should be done by the end of the year.