Deerfield students dealing with waterless schools

Schools rented port-a-potties and relocated to local church
Deerfield students dealing with waterless schools
Crews repair a water main in Madison Dec. 24, 2013.

A water main that travels underneath Deerfield middle schools and high schools broke, leaving many students without running water for a week.

Deerfield High School has adapted by setting up 12 portable bathrooms for students.

District Administrator Michelle Jensen said the water main break is a great learning opportunity. She has used the situation to teach the students about water by placing facts inside the port-a-potty doors.

“We’ve learned to appreciate a source that we take for granted,” Jensen said.

Deerfield Middle School has relocated its students to a local Lutheran church.

The faucets are expected to be back on on Monday.