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Winter Storm 2021

Over a million Texans are still without drinking water. Smaller communities and apartments are facing the biggest challenges.

Plumbers and supplies to fix broken pipes are in high demand, but apartment complexes also present more difficulties than single-family homes when it comes to repairs.

Brian Frick demonstrates a bucket rigging system that the residents at Regency Apartments used to collect melting snow water…
Two trashcans full of water sit inside a bathtub in Whitaker Brand's apartment in Austin on Feb. 24, 2021.
Jack Considine carries a bucket of water collected from an out-of-use pool back to his apartment in Central Austin on Feb. 2…
Pipes lie in a trench inside the Regency Apartment complex in Austin on Feb. 24, 2021.
An out-of-use swimming pool behind the Regency Apartment complex in Austin on Feb. 24, 2021.

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