MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – Nancy Tench showed NewsChannel5 the small trickle of water coming out of the kitchen faucet in her rented Maple Heights condo.
Tench and other tenants have been without water service at the condo complex for more than a week after a water supply line to the complex burst during last week’s sub-zero temperatures.
Tench explained she called her landlord, but the broken pipe is located in a vacant unit that is currently in foreclosure, and so far the bank involved has done nothing to make repairs.
“We’ve been using bottled water. We even took some snow in the house and let that melt,” said Tench. “I’ve been going to my mother’s house to take a shower and wash my clothes.”
“I called the city — the city says it can’t do nothing about it. The fire department, they went in there to shut the water off, but they wouldn’t come back.”
Tench is concerned she and her neighbors will be ordered to vacate because a lack of water service is a health violation.
“Bottom line — they actually told us we have to get up and go, we have to just leave our properties and go,” explained Tench. “I’m not sure where we’re going to go. I don’t know, I don’t know.”
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