After several hours without running water, residents of the Lumpkin Park Apartment complex in Columbus say their faucets are flowing again.
Residents said they had gone without water since about 8 a.m. Friday and that it was restored sometime around noon today. Apartment management confirmed the water was back on but referred all questions about the situation to a corporate spokesman, who has not returned calls.
The interruption appeared to be caused by a problem with a pipeline near the front of the complex, which crews were working to repair.
On Friday, residents purchased bottled water for drinking and fetched faucet water from nearby businesses in order to flush their toilets, said Lweendo Handia, who lives at the complex with his three children. He said dozens of residents were affected at the complex, which is located off North Lumpkin Road.
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“We’ve been living here two or three years now and this is the first time anything like this has ever happened,” Handia said. “I don’t think anyone was happy about.”
A Columbus Water Works official on call Saturday declined to take a call when contacted through an emergency answering service, saying he was not authorized to release any information because the pipeline is on private property.