San Jose

Broken Pipeline Leaves Mobile Home Park in San Jose Without Water

A South Bay community just cannot catch a break.

Residents at the Hometown American Mobile Home Park in San Jose late Monday were still without water service after crews working on a road improvement project accidentally ruptured a water line. 

"It makes me very upset. I have kids and I have to go to work," resident Rosemary Castro said. "I can't shower. I haven't showered."

Residents have resorted to filling buckets with pool water to keep toilets flushing.

Monday's incident comes two weeks after crews accidentally severed a gas line in the neighborhood, which caused 200 homes to be without power for three days.

Management brought in portable showers and food to help residents during the outage.

On Monday, management said they too are frustrated with the latest inconvenience to residents and brought in a truck load of bottled water and portable toilets to help the community.

Castro said management could have handled the road improvement project better because the promise of better roads has not been worth it.

Crews hope to restore water service to residents by Wednesday.

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