Black water has been coming out of some faucets in southern California, and neighbors say not enough is being done about it. The water company that serves Gardena says it’s an isolated situation, but neighbors are not so sure.
“My daughter says, ‘Mommy the water is black. Why does it stink?’ She doesn’t want to wash her clothes,” said Emy Sebastian, a Gardena neighbor.
“I was watering the lawn, and all of a sudden, black water came out,” said Gardena neighbor Aurie Morimoto. “And I put it in a white bucket, and it was all black. So I said, ‘Hey.’”
Neighbors say the water smells as bad as it looks.
“It has an odor of rotten eggs or sewer smell,” said Diane Morita.
Morita and her neighbors say it’s been happening off and on for months.
“We don’t want to drink our water because our water is black,” said Sebastian.
“I’m going to switch to tequila,” said joked Morita.
They may joke about it, but they have serious concerns.