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Some Baldwin residents still without water

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BALDWIN, La. -

Two days after a main water line break, Baldwin says most people should still have water, but some say they're still waiting for it to return.  

"I tried to open -- no water! And nobody called and told us how many hours, how long the water will stay cut off," says Ahmad Atiya, a cook at Baldwin Food Mart.

For many, it lasted all night. 

"We had to shower. We had to bring buckets of water into the restroom and pour water on ourselves using a cup," says Bsher Alrubaiei of Baldwin. 

When Water Commission 4 turned of residents' water for the second time this year, it slowed down some people's work.

"When they cut off water, our life stops. Restroom, cleaning, cooking, just like that," says Atiya. 

Others got to packing. They stayed with friends and family while waiting out the drought.

"They go to New Iberia or Lafayette to use the restroom," says Atiya.

"We have to make room for them. They have to have somewhere to bathe, they have to have somewhere to cook and eat, so they have to stay there," says Doris Willis, who lets her Baldwin friends stay at her home in Charenton when the water is turned off. 

Now that the water is back for most, homeowners and businesses say they hope the water is here to stay. 

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