River Park's Murky Waters

By: Marcie Kobriger Email
By: Marcie Kobriger Email

When Shelly Mullas attempted to giver her kids a bath Monday night, she got an unwelcome surprise. “It looked like we had mud in our water. It was disgusting,” she explains.

When she took her laundry out, her whites ended up brown.

Shelly called the water department immediately, but it seems her neighbors had beaten her to the punch. “We were the thirty fifth person from river park, and before we told him where we lived, he said, you live in river park.”

South bend water works says they have taken more than thirty calls this week, from folks on the city's east side, wondering whats going on with the tap water.

They say its a build up of mostly iron, that is getting pushed out of the system, as the demand for water goes up with warmer weather.

After a nearby hydrant was flushed this morning, tonight, for the first time since Monday, water is running clear at the Mullas house.

“We don’t know tomorrow morning what our water will be like,” Shelly worries.

So Thursday night, three-year-old Ty is getting sudsy while the suds are good. “I gonna do tub time,” he says.

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