Shelia Green said, "The water is my most concern because she drinks a lot of water, so I buy bottled water. I didn't want her to drink water from up here and get sick."
Some students had the same fear.
Tiffany Perkins said, "I thought they would use that water as far as cooking and stuff and I didn't want to put that in my mouth, so yea, I was worried about it."
Students and parents say they're relieved the schools are providing bottled water.
Even the cafeteria is cooking with fresh water from this water buffalo-- a tank that is refilled as needed by the National Guard. To make sure students don't slip up and accidentally get a drink of water from the fountain, the principal says she's taped them up, to keep them out.
Sure, students can no longer stop and get a sip of water on their way to class, but since the town is under a boil order, that's a good thing.
The school's water is still on so students can wash their hands, but they don't have to drink it. This is good news for parents.
Larry Armsted said, "Until the town gets it's water situation figured out, yes, I think that's the best they can do, till the water problem is solved."