EAST CLEVELAND – Residents living at the Huron Place Apartments in East Cleveland are facing a series of water leaks that have attacked the buildings electrical system and have left floors and personal property water logged.
NewsChannel5 was on the scene and witnessed water pouring from smoke detector, light fixtures, and apartment unit fuse boxes.
Tenants contacted 5 On Your Side Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis about the water issues, a problem residents claim has ruined their quality of life for the past two weeks.
Residents said the water leaks caused an interruption in electric and water service, which then led to a lack of hot water and heating.
“I’ve been dealing with this for weeks now. It’s been deplorable,” explained Huron Place tenant Lillie Glenn. “My light fixtures, the water, I couldn’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t bathe properly.”
NewsChannel5 was initially contacted by Jacqueline Green, Director of East Cleveland’s Domestic Violence Program, who was appalled by the living conditions faced by some of her clients at the complex.
“People without water, people without heat, and it’s cold,” said Green. “I feel that no one is helping them. It takes a professional person to care so I’m grateful that you responded.”