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Worms Invade Houston Suburb Water Supply

The faucets, sprinklers and shower heads in Old River-Winfree, a suburb 25 miles east of Houston, have been infested with small red worms—and no one seems to know where they came from. Mayor Joe Landry has been using city money to buy water bottles to hand out to residents and has opened the city office’s three men’s and three women’s shower facilities for residents to use. But J&S Water, the town’s water utility, has not said how the worms got into the water. “We’re hoping for an update as to where we need to go with the situation from here,” Landry told the Houston Chronicle. “We’re hoping for directives. Right now we don’t have any answers.”