For Ken Bavery, the last 48 hours have been like camping in his own east side Madison home.
Bavery's house is situated on a cul-de-sac on Stacy Lane, and he has lived there for 22 years. He said there has never been a winter when his water was frozen out of his own home.
"We didn't get a drop," Bavery said.
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Bavery and his wife came home Saturday around dinner time to no running water in the house. Since then, dishes stacked up next to the sink. Bavery has had to borrow gallons of water from neighbors to flush toilets and use bottled water to cook.
He got a hold of someone with Madison Water Utility Sunday morning.
"He says, 'There are 17, I think, on the list.' I say, 'OK,'" Bavery said. "What do you do? It is what it is."