January 6, 2014 7:41 pm
Updated: January 6, 2014 7:58 pm

Townhome residents without water for 5 days


Some residents in the Highland Park Townhomes have no water.

On Thursday a water main pipe burst, leaving dozens of tenants without water.

“Can’t have a shower, can’t cook. It’s not good,” says tenant Dallas Matson.

It’s been 5 cold days since running water came to a halt in all of the buildings on site. Water has been restored to some buildings but not all, forcing some residents to lean on family and friends for basic necessities like laundry and showering.

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The buildings management says they have arranged with the city so that residents without water can come to the Stan Sewik Family Pool to shower and they have also made some onsite accommodations.

“We also have some vacant units in the area of the property which still have water, and we are distributing bottles of water. We actually brought in pizza and food on Sunday night for residents,” says Bruce Bentley, President of Maclab Enterprises, the business running the townhomes.

The cause of the water main break is still unknown, but management says the extremely cold temperatures over the weekend have slowed down repairs.

There are still at least two buildings without water and contractors are continuing to work around the clock to repair the pipe.

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