Anna residents regain water after more than a day without

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ANNA, TX -- On the hottest day of the year, more than 9,500 people in Anna - without running water - got some welcome relief from local firefighters.

More than 20,000 bottles of water were handed out in the Brookshire's parking lot.

Meanwhile, along Highway 455, construction crews continued to repair and install water and sewer lines where a contractor accidentally struck a water main Wednesday night.

Anna City Manager Philip Sanders said, "Most people have been without water since about 6:30, or you know, 6 o'clock, 6:30 last night."

For many residents, it hasn't been easy.

"We had a few bottles of water to brush our teeth, but I couldn't take a shower this morning," Brett Houcek said.

"It's just, you want to go turn on the faucet and it's not there." Belinda Bryant added.

The city took to their Code Red system and social media to inform residents of the water main break.

Sanders said they fixed the leak early this morning, and that people are slowly regaining access to water.

"It's frustrating for us for not being able to provide those basic services and I'm sure it's frustrating for people and businesses not to have something so basic," Sanders added.

Right now, residents that have running water are asked to sanitize it by boiling it.

"We hope by Sunday or maybe even Saturday that we can lift the boiling water notice," Sanders said.

Until then, people in Anna are just:

"Thirsty," resident Dalton Wright said.

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