Elderly Pittsburgh man without water uses bucket to shower, flush toilet



The cold Pittsburgh weather has caused water main breaks, and the water main breaks have left people without water, including Harold Cammon.

The 79-year-old lives in Homewood-Brushton and said he hasn’t had water for a week.

“This has been going on since seven or eight days ago,” he said.

Channel 11 reporter Renee Kaminski reports Cammon keeps a bucket in his kitchen sink to collect the little water that trickles out.  When the bucket fills up, Cammon lugs the bucket to his second-floor bathroom.  He uses the water to shower and flush the toilet.

“I don’t try to take a bath because I would have to carry too much water,” he said.

Cammon is recovering from heart and shoulder surgery and said he carries the bucket upstairs 15 to 20 times a day.

Water officials said they weren’t aware of the problem.  They hope to have Cammon's water service restored by Tuesday night.