Tenants of the Allegro apartments say their water was turned off without warning early Monday morning.
WASHINGTON — Residents living in an apartment building in northwest DC say they haven’t had water for several days now.
It’s more than inconvenient and far from what they pay for, the people of the high end apartment building say.
“It’s a disaster. It’s a mess,” tenant Ben Godman said.
As of 7 a.m. Monday, dozens of people at the Allegro Apartments on Northwest 14th Street say they have no running water.
“I pay a lot of money to live here. And I haven’t had water for almost 40 hours,” said one tenant who declined to be named.
“It smells really bad in our apartment because… what are you doing?” said Katie Norton who lives with her family in the building.
People here say not only that there are families with children, but also a lot of elderly people living here.
“I take care of my elderly father who is disabled,” said Krystal Brooks. “Monday was his bath day, and he didn’t take a bath.”
Tenants say the word around the building is something that broke during scheduled maintenance. Except for several emails with broken promises about when the water will be back, they say they can’t get responses from the management company buzzuto.
“I don’t even know who works there or what they’re doing. They won’t tell us anything,” Godman said.
Inside the building, staff have been seen handing out bottled water, but people here say that’s just not enough to bring life back to normal.
“Hotel accommodation would be fine,” Brooks said.
While waiting for water, some say they were encouraged to see neighbors helping each other.
“Pretty cordial and neighborly sharing and trying to get by,” one man said of his neighbors. “The front desk people are doing the best they can. It’s not their fault either.”
WUSA9 contacted Buzzuto, the management company. So far, the company has not called back with answers.
But late Tuesday evening, a tenant said the company said the water should be restored by 3 a.m. Wednesday.
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