Group to offer fresh water to Shafter residents

Posted at 3:08 PM, Dec 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-20 19:40:56-05

In response to the news Shafter officials finding bacteria in their drinking water, the Carrington of Shafter and Bakersfield Care announced on Sunday that they are providing fresh clean drinking water to its tenants and is also offering it to other residents of Shafter.


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"The fresh drinking water has been made available by Carrington of Shafter in a partnership with the City of Shafter.  There is no cost to all City of Shafter residents," an official

Officials added in an effort to ensure that all residents are able to benefit, a four (4) gallon maximum limit has been issued. 

The fresh drinking water will be made available daily from 3:00pm to 5:00pm starting Sunday.

Officials added that Shafter residents are instructed to bring their own clean containers.

Carrington of Shafter is located at 250 East Tulare Avenue. 

For more information on the free drinking water program, please contact John Vasinda, Owner of Carrington of Shafter at 661-343-3244, or Benita Hampton, Bakersfield Care’s Regional Director of Operations at 661-316-2202.