Pittsville water collection helps families this summer
PITTSVILLE, Md. – People living in Pittsville took matters into their own hands on Saturday and collected dozens of cases of bottled water for distribution. This comes after a months-long water crisis in the town.
Organizers say many people in the community are still dealing with discolored tap water despite efforts from the town to fix the problem.
Saturday’s water bottle drive was held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Salisbury and the bottles collected were then distributed until around 2:30 PM at places like the Pittsville Public Library.
Organizers say they felt the need to hold this drive on Saturday because many are struggling to make it through the heat without clear water.
“We’re in the middle of a heat wave,” said Jared Schablein, a Pittsville resident.
“During the summer here on the Eastern Shore we’re famous for being nice and hot and humid, so we want to make sure that everyone in town has drinking water they feel comfortable drinking,” said Schablein.
The Town of Pittsville has been giving away their own cases of water throughout the water crisis. Water can be picked up from the Town Hall office.