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Dec 5, 2013 5:39 PM by Andrew Ellison - aellison@kristv.com

Beeville Restaurants Recover From Water Crisis

BEEVILLE - The problems that left the City of Beeville without water for two days hit local restaurants in the town pretty hard.

Most had to shutdown while they waited for the water to be restored.

And while the water came back on late yesterday, restaurants are trying to recover from days without running water and days of lost business.

For the Dog and Bee Pub in downtown Beeville, no running water meant they couldn't run at all. They couldn't wash dishes, prepare food properly, clean the restaurant, or have useable rest rooms.

So they, like many others, had to close, and that meant no business.

They're manager, Todd Myers, tells us not knowing when they would be able to open again was torture.

"So, we were waiting, we were waiting every hour for the green light, so every hour lost is money lost," he says.

Olivia Cristan, an employee at the local Taqueria Jalisco, says they too are trying to recover from the lost business.

"It's hard for everybody. The customers and for the restaurant. You know they (restaurant employees) lose, and the customers, they lose too," she says.

The Beeville City Manager says, at this time, there is no plan to compensate restaurants for business lost.

Beeville business owners and residents are still under a boil water notice.

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