Danny Martinez, Warm Springs, Pacific Northwest discussed on Morning Edition

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Failed water system serves more than thirteen hundred homes a daycare to schools home for seniors and a medical clinic Danny Martinez the emergency manager for the confederated tribes of Warm Springs fronts the water distribution center we give out about three thousand and thirty five hundred gallons of water every day Martinez says donations of supplies like paper plates bleach wipes and waterless toilets poured in from all over the Pacific Northwest at first but you know they they're all hoping that it's resolved today someone I. calling back to kind of posted by in after thirty days you mean you still owe now water dance now the boil water notices are into a third month the system has been on the brink for years every burst pipe is a contamination risk to the whole system the list of worries goes on firefighters can't count on hydrants the sprinkler system the call in system their conditioning systems the restrooms the torrents everything is affected by lack of water Martinez joins two teenage volunteers were taking a break from hauling jugs around to chase a butterfly fifteen year old Cajun rain Scott says butterflies are a good sign what is my speaking coming around room that's good that's good you know that means that means change and what would you normally be doing with your summer occasion rain hiring phone with my friends in skateboarding but I can't do that now because I'm helping the community and that's more important the C. warning so I rather be doing this tribal and federal officials say repairs under way now could potentially restore drinking water by the end of the month but that deadline has already been extended several times for NPR news I'm Emily Cureton in Warm Springs Oregon and this is morning edition from NPR news I'm David green and I made to Martin over to John McConnell now and keep you we do use the time comes up on seven fifty latest issue reported as C. H. P. is in cinema county Santa Rosa highway twelve west now before wanna wanna crash might be in the middle lane and in Marin county in one one south north of Sir Francis Drake crash cars there that you're there blocking anything though and.

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