Burst pipes and water woes at Virginia Beach mobile home park

Warming weather may be ahead, but many people in Hampton Roads are still dealing with the fallout from the Arctic blast.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Some people in Hampton Roads are desperate to get their plumbing fixed after an arctic blast sent temperatures plummeting.

13News Now spoke with people in Virginia Beach who said they went several days, including Christmas, without running water.

A number of people who live in County View Mobile Court near the Town Center said their pipes burst from this weekend’s bitter cold.

“We heard this loud pop under our trailer. We said, ‘OK, water down,'” said Ashley Beck, recounting the night of Christmas Eve.

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He explained having to go without water at home since then. “Yeah, no running water. It was a bummer because my best friend had to find a hotel room, just so we could all shower,” Beck said.

He said depending on which pipes burst, it is the resident’s or office management’s responsibility to repair. Beck told 13News Now that in his situation, it’s both.

“My dad has been having to go down and fix it. It’s been hard,” Beck’s daughter said.

The family is also awaiting help from the property’s maintenance worker.

Other residents said they are seeing little to no water pressure. Some whose pipes didn’t burst told 13News Now off-camera they suspect it’s due to maintenance of a water line shutoff.

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Meanwhile, Troy Duncan couldn’t look under his trailer.

“God gave us the house, so I hope it keeps the tubes safe. Mine are wrapped, at least,” she said.

However, Duncan is also among the residents waiting for the water in their home to flow normally again.

“This is the third day. It’s really bad. Even my wife was there, washing dishes with bottled water just so she could eat something,” Duncan said. “We had no showers, no washing water.”

He said he called County View management but got no answer.

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“I’m not really mad or anything. I just wish we could do something a little better. I think they really do what they can do here, but they’re working with a very old park,” Duncan said.

13News Agora visited the property manager’s office, but the door was locked. A reporter also called and texted him, but he didn’t answer.


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