Residents at Pleasanton's Springhouse Apartments have been experiencing their own drought since Friday afternoon when the apartment's main high-pressure water pipe broke.
The water supply has been stopped for more than 300 apartment units located on 5505 Springhouse Drive, according to a notice given to residents by management Sunday night.
Pleasanton's building official George Thomas said it could take up to a day and a half to permanently restore the water.
"Our contractors will return on Monday to continue on repairs," the Springhouse management notice stated Sunday.
Resident Michael Todd said Monday morning that he has not seen any construction crews or any construction being done.
"It's like camping," Todd said, adding that he wasn't able to go to work Monday because he doesn't have the ability to shower.
The apartment complex management declined to comment on the issue as they are trying to "focus on getting water back to the folks."
"Our crews have been available since Friday and provided all the necessary permitting to initiate repair by private contractors," said Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho.
A contractor attempted to repair the pipe on Saturday, but the repair resulted in another pipe section blowing out due to the high pressure, Thomas said.
After contacting around four contractors, the property management has found a contractor that can repair the water pipe - which the other contractors did not have the ability to do, Thomas added Monday afternoon.
"I'm dealing with it, doing what I can," said resident Chris DeAndre, who is planning to check into a hotel.
According to Thomas, the property owners are paying for residents' hotel accommodations, as well as offering compensation for July's rent.
Portable toilets and sinks were placed throughout the complex Monday morning, and the leasing office is providing bottled water to residents.
One resident who asked to remain anonymous said some residents have been scooping water out of the swimming pool to fill their toilets.
According to Todd, he has seen fewer residents at the complex since the water was shut off on Friday. There were many empty parking spots seen Monday afternoon.
"The city remains on standby to assist the property owner, their crews, and the property management company," said Fialho.