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Some Flint residents without water for 3 days

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FLINT (WJRT) - (06/02/14) - The taps have been dry at a Flint apartment complex for three days.
     
That has left people living at Glen Acres Estates on Pierson Road struggling to do things we all take for granted.
       
A lot of residents say they have reached out to the property manager several times - but they're walking away frustrated.

"These people  need water.  What am I supposed to do, catch that rain when it comes down and flush my toilet," said Majorie Walker, a tenant with Glen Acres.

For nearly three days, residents living in Glen Acres Apartments have been without water.

They have had to bring jugs of water from across the street.

"I'm on a fixed income, I'm with my sister, she's on a fixed income. Do you know what it's like to go buy a lot of water and bring it over here? We shouldn't have to when it's in with the rent," Walker said.

Flint's public information officer confirms the water has been shut off and won't be turned back on until at least half of the unpaid bill is covered.
     
According to the city of Flint's website, more than $100,000 is owed to the city.
     
A Glen Acres mother of two doesn't understand why the property manager is putting her family in this situation.

"It's very frustrating, you know giving kids a bath and doing their bottles, it's not good for them and it's not good for anybody not to have any water," said Carrie Felts.
   
The manager of Alltimate Property Management says the company does not own the apartments, but they do work with the property owner.
     
Alltimate says they make payments to the water department using money collected by the property owner and a payment was recently turned in to Alltimate.   
     
Some still fear that this could happen again.

"I thought this was America, it don't look like it, not living like this," Walker said.

This isn't the first time there's been a problem.
     
The city's spokesman says back in March a mechanical issue was to blame, but the owner did owe money at that time, too.
     
Alltimate says the company has been working with the tenants and expects the water to be back on Tuesday.
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