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GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Thousands of Garland renters are still having issues with their water supply following last weeks storm.

Sloan Glaude is one of them.

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She’s a mother of two boys and is on day nine without water.

“Every day it just gets a little worse and a little worse,” she said.

She’s using water from a 10-gallon bucket to flush the toilet, bottled water for brushing teeth, washing hands and staying hydrated and body wipes for showers.

“The apartment is giving us two bottles of water per family a day,” she said. “That’s what they told us so far. We’ve gotten two emails saying they’re working on it, but we don’t know when the water will be back on.”

She’s just one of around 2,000 Garland renters experiencing this.

About 35 apartment are impacted, reporting broken pipes and plumbing issues.

“We’re not able to shower,” Chassidy K. said. “I have two small children. My kids are at school and I have to go somewhere else just to take them to shower to go to school today. It’s ridiculous.”

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The City of Garland is collections bottled water donations.

Large donations can be dropped off at the Nicholson Memorial Library.

Small donations can be dropped off at Intrinsic Smokehouse or Rosalind Coffee in the square.

“I’ve let folks know that if they have a need for water at their complex to let us know so we can get it delivered out to their complex,” Garland City Council District 5 Rich Aubin said.

He said the city is also working to provide porta pottys.

“I have people reaching out to me with plumbers who have availability and we’ve been passing those names along to the complexes,” he said.

Glaude said she’s trying to remain optimistic, hoping this will be over soon.

“It could be worse,” she said. “I know that hopefully eventually it’ll come back on.”

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In the meantime, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas recommends tenants send their landlord a written request for repairs through certified mail and keep a copy of their request.

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Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawSix ways to visualize a divided America Texas lawmakers' tweets mocking California power outages resurface amid winter storm Will the post-Trump GOP party be coming anytime soon? MORE (R-Texas) poured cold water Thursday on any speculation that he could run for president in 2024, saying a bid “doesn’t seem very tempting.” 

Crenshaw, who was first elected to a Houston-area House seat in 2018, did not definitively reject a presidential campaign, telling radio host Hugh Hewitt he’s “pretty much” ruling it out.

“I don’t know. It’s not tempting. It’s also four years away. I think we’re tripping all over ourselves trying to figure out who’s going to be on the ticket in four years,” he said.

“I think everybody needs to chill just a little bit and let it happen as it will, because then something will emerge,” he added. “But yeah, I would say pretty much, pretty much ruled it out.”

Crenshaw's rapid rise to prominence in the Republican Party has sparked speculation he could be considering loftier jobs in the future.

He first grabbed national headlines in November 2018 right before that year’s elections when his appearance was mocked on "Saturday Night Live." The Texas Republican lost an eye while serving in the Navy in Afghanistan, and he appeared on the episode’s next show to accept an apology. 

That controversy helped propel him in the eyes of Republican voters and lawmakers who had long accused liberals in show business of staring down their noses at conservatives.

Crenshaw won his first term in 2018 by about 7 points. Democrats heavily targeted him last year in an attempt to flip his diversifying, suburban district, but he won reelection by double digits.

His comments on the 2024 presidential race come amid internal divisions within the GOP following the end of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE’s presidency. While some Senate Republicans have begun distancing themselves from the former president, House Republicans continue to embrace him, and Trump maintains his vise-like grip on the party’s grassroots.

Crenshaw has aligned himself closely with Trump since arriving in Washington in 2019, though he told Hewitt the former president is “technically” no longer the leader of the GOP.

“I mean, that’s the real question, right? Is Trump still the leader? And I say well, I mean not technically, no,” Crenshaw said. “It’s not clear. It’s not meant to be clear. I think there’s a lot of pushing and pulling from either side of the party.”

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