Valley farmer easing water woes for Teviston residents just before Thanksgiving

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Central Valley almond and wine grape grower Aman Nijjar says when he saw the story about Teviston residents having unclean water, he knew he had to step in and help.

"Water is the essence of living your daily life."

He offered up his agriculture well for the residents to use hoping it would provide some relief during their time of need.

"There is no charge for this we just glad we're placed here at the right time to help a couple hundred people," said Nijjar.

Wednesday, two water trucks transported the water from Nijjar's well to two 10,000 gallon water storage tanks about a half mile away.

Pete Marcos owns the trucking company hired by the Teviston Community Services Water District to make the deliveries. He says it is great to see generosity being spread across this small town.

"These people have been out of water for a couple weeks it sounds like pretty awesome for them to step up to the plate and donate the water," said Pete Marcos.

From here it goes through the distribution system and to the more than 130 water users who are currently being provided with bottled water from the state.

"It's a great thing."

While homeowner Shelly Soriano is appreciative. She says she is not able to use the water because it is still coming out of her faucet discolored.

"Everybody's plumbing is so dirty their hot water heaters their everything is corroded so all of that clean water is still coming out dirty," said Soriano.

With Thanksgiving just a day away, Soriano rented two 1,000-gallon containers filled with water to hook to her plumbing.

"So that my company will be able to flush toilets wash their hands and cook and not have my company take five gallons to the bathroom."

It is costing her about $500 and will likely last for three days.

"Then what do you do I'm going to have to go refill them again until they fix the problem."
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