Beach buckets are full of water, not sand. At the Foxborough Estates in Savage, they'll take what they can get.
"We're going to use it for sanitizing and using it for washing our hands, also to brush our teeth," said Jocelyn Gomez.
The basic necessities have gone down the drain, and the problems continue flow. Rose Ofari is looking to make herself at home again.
"Well I'm gonna cook, cause I've been eating since this morning. I don't want to go to restaurant. I need to cook African food," said Ofari.
It's the trickle-down effect, a woman who knows what she wants and a man who wants to feel like one.
"We ain't take no showers yet. We've been using a little bit of this, a little bit of that to get cleaned up to go to work," said Daniel Rincon.
This is life in the apartment community, where the Howard County Department of Public Works says a water main break has shut off service to 100 homes. The county brought in water trucks, but it's bring your own bucket, bowl, and whatever you can find.
It's been over 24 hours now.
"It teaches me to be prepared for the next time for emergencies. I will stock away some water, some food, some supplies and stuff like that," said Marvin Ragland.
And with stuff like that, stuff like this may get be normal again.
"Now I can use the bathroom as I want."
The Department of Public Works isn't saying what caused the water main break. But water is back on.
If it's coming out of the faucet brown, you're asked to let it run until it's clear.
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