A growing number of Floyd County residents report frozen water pipes from the seemingly-endless stream of bitter cold nights and gusting winds that send wind chill factors below zero.

Particularly hard hit are those with spring-fed holding tanks and water systems that depend on gravity to bring water to their homes.

Grocery stores say demand for bottled water is up and convenience stores and businesses say numerous county residents are coming in with water bottles and asking to fill them for use for drinking bathing and refilling toilet tanks.

With little relief expected this week, the problem could continue.

TIP: If you need to refill your water jugs, try the closest fire station or rescue squad.