Many residents in local apartment complex without water - WNEM TV 5

Many residents in local apartment complex without water

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Dozens of tenants at Glen Acres Estates in Flint have been without water since Friday morning. Weedie Klains is one of them.

"I turned the faucet on and nothing was coming out expect air. I thought to myself, what is going on here?" said Klains.

Klains is on oxygen. For the last four days, she's been toting gallons of water in to bathe and fill the toilet so it will flush. She says it's exhausting.

"I have to use three buckets. It fills all the way to the top and I have to wait until it goes all the way down," continued Klains.

Another tenant, Roy Jackson, didn't realize how essential water is until he didn't have any. "I have to have water to shower, drink, even to cook. It's real bad," says Jackson.

What happened to the water? Some residents say they don't know because they haven't been able to reach the property managers. Others say they were lucky enough to speak to someone about the matter.

"They called me back (Monday) morning. They said they're going to try to get the water service back Tuesday and they don't know why it went off," said another resident of the complex, Patricia Beardsley.

While tenants say managers of the complex have told them they don't know why the water is off, TV5 called a spokesperson for the city of Flint. He says the water has been shut off because the utility bill hasn't been paid.

Utility records show the property's bill is up to $106,099. Employees for the complex tell TV5 they are working to resolve the matter.

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