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No running water for days outrages families

Posted at 6:38 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 21:52:11-04
Outraged families in a valley apartment complex say they didn't have running water for days.
Most people living in the Harbor Island Apartments on Harmon Avenue went four days with no water, and for some, it was even longer.
The water was turned on late Monday afternoon, but neighbors say it shouldn't have taken so long. 
"We're upset because there's kids and elderly people and young folk," said a man named Ken, who's lived in the complex for year. "They need to take a shower after five days. They have to go to work!"
The original notice went out Friday saying the water would be turned off until 4 p.m. that day.
Managers tell 13 Action News a pipe broke.
Since Friday, cold water had come on sporadically and people say they'd heard nothing from management except suggestions on how to live with things the way they were.
"We couldn't flush our toilets," Ken said. "They told us to go to the pool to get water to flush it."
Neighbors are unhappy with the lack of communication from the apartment managers.