POINT COMFORT — The water running through the faucets in Kayla Hall’s home on San Jacinto Street stains almost everything it touches.

The 21-year-old Port Lavaca native is tired of trying to scrub away the hues of orange and yellow and tired of the water — a source of constant frustration since she moved in last summer with her husband.

Photo shows Point Comfort in 1956

An aerial view of Point Comfort in 1956.

Rusted water lines affect residents in Point Comfort

Kayla Hall stands in her kitchen in Point Comfort on Tuesday afternoon. Hall, like many other residents, is concerned about the old, rusted water pipes. She and her family don’t use it to drink, cook with or brush their teeth.

Rusted water lines affect residents in Point Comfort

Kayla Hall bathes her son Troy in the bathtub. The rusted water pipes in Point Comfort create an orange-yellow hue in the water and leave rust stains on the inside of the bathtub. Hall and her family don’t use the water for most activities, but she has had to bathe her son in it since buying gallons of bottled water got too expensive.

Curb near fire hydrant

The curb near one of many fire hydrants in Point Comfort where water is flushed from during routine flushing bears a clear rust-stain.

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Kali Venable is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at kvenable@vicad.com.

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"I am a Houston native and 5th generation Texan, with a degree in journalism and minor in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. I care deeply about public interests and the community I serve.”

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