Hundreds of residents remain without water at a northwest Austin apartment complex

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by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News

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Posted on October 22, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Friday evening hundreds of tenants living at the Ventana Oaks Apartments on west Parmer Lane near Highway 45 thought they’d have their water restored after three days, unfortunately it was not to be.

 

“I was actually prepared to be without water for a few days.  I had a little bit of water stashed away but it wasn't enough to last for three days so it's been difficult,” said tenant Jason Hunter to KVUE Friday evening.

 

Water problems at the northwest Austin complex began Tuesday when city of Austin crews tried to install a water valve. 

 

Part of the problem we’re told is the fact that many of the water lines in the area are antiquated and haven’t kept up with the explosive growth in the area.

 

The apartment management is providing bottled water and gallons of water so tenants can cope the best they can.

 

“Some people are going to swimming pool, taking water out of the swimming pool to flush their toilets and it's just been terrible, exclaimed a tenant who only wanted to be referred to as “J.B.”

 

Crews working on the water line would only say Friday evening that the repair could take “a while”, but they wouldn’t release any details beyond that.

 

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