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After 2 days without providing answers, Navy addresses resident concerns over water issues

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Two days after military residents reported odor from their tap water, the US Navy held a town hall in Moanalua to update residents on its efforts to pinpoint the source. 

Navy leadership reported they have not detected where the stench is coming from, but test results could arrive as early as Wednesday morning. 

Residents still without water said they're fed up with what they call a lack of communication from the military. 

The navy posts updates to their social media and sends mass emails of press releases to residents, but some of them said they do not have access to either. 

Eliana Walker said she felt sick after drinking water from her tap on Saturday -- and feels the Navy has not been doing enough over the past two days to help residents affected. 

"Nothing, absolutely nothing," Walker said. 

"Awful. Just absolutely terrible. I hope this doesn't happen to anyone else."

The Navy handed out water to impacted families Tuesday evening and plans to stage more distributions Wednesday. 

During Tuesday's town hall, Rear Admiral Timothy Kott said the Navy is opening up gyms to allow residents to shower. 

"I know there's a lot of frustration with communications, anger, and desire to find out what's going on and we're continuing to work form every angle," Kott said. 

"This has the utmost attention of the leadership of the Navy."

If you have any issues with your water, you're asked to call the Navy or the army at these numbers: 

(808) 448-2570

(808) 448-3262

(808) 448-2583

The US Army Garrison is set to host its own town hall on Wednesday at 6 p.m. 

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