Family approaching 11 months without running water, …
A family living without running water for more than ten months is likely going to make it to Month 11.
In early September, an 8News Taking Action story highlighted a Prince George family's life without running water. At the time, faced with dwindling resources after spending thousands of dollars on a temporary well fix, a rain barrel and months of jugs and bottles of water, they were pinning their hopes on a new state program.
But the Sewer and Well Assistance Program — known as SWAP — has had more applications for projects than expected. Even without the typical advertising the Virginia Department of Health would do for a new program like SWAP, the program had to initiate a soft pause on applications during the summer before closing them completely on Sept. 2.