Newport Center residents had to find temporary plans for what to do without water.
A water main break in Newport Town has shutdown the school and turned off the water for the town.
On a rainy Wednesday evening, people gathered to protest an incident at Burlington's YMCA. "I find it appalling that someone would ask my son and other younger individuals to go and drink out of a shower head," said concerned mother and organizer of the protest Mary Brown-Guillory.
Heavy rain has some people concerned about the effect on Lake Champlain.
People wait for water to return in Burlington as public works races to fix the problems.
Vermont is one of three northeastern states ready to take advantage of a new National Science Foundation grant.