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Faulty Pipe Creates Big Headache for Vienna Residents


VIENNA, Md.- Catherine Gullion of Vienna says water in her house has been brown and yellow for over two weeks, and everyone wants it fixed.

"I don't think anybody wants to pick up a glass of water in a clear class and see a yellowish, brownish water, pink water...and attempt to drink it," Gullion said.

The water looks like normal when coming out of a faucet, but when collected in a clear jar it is easy to see something is wrong.

"We're taking our clothes to the laundromat using bottled water to drink with for us and for the dogs," Gullion said.

Jeanne Johnson, who owns Jeanne's Cakes in Vienna, said she has a lot of baking to do but will not be using water from her faucet.

"I am a little uncomfortable with using the Vienna water in my cakes so I am for the first going to buy jugs of water to be able to use," she said.

While Johnson refuses to use the water in her cakes, across the street at Millie's Roadhouse Bar and Grill, they are serving it, using it and maintain that it is safe for consumption.

"I do it, but we have to with our restaurant," said Greg Cusick, who owns the restaurant. "We make coffee, we make tea, make soups and that's why I was concerned over it."

Cusick, who is also a town commissioner, said the problem is a bad valve at the wastewater management site. He noted that in the process of getting the water problem fixed, the state tested the water and the results prove that it is safe to drink. 

"Our water is tested by the state and by a lab and it is safe to drink even though when you look at it gives you the feeling that you don't want to," Cusick said.

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