Water Problems At Fontaine Woods

Friday, November 8, 2013

I live at Fontaine Woods apartments. I have lived here for a year. There have been a couple of times over the past year that the residents were all given notices that the water would be turned off the following day, so that the maintenance guys could fix a leak. We all found notices like that on our doors yesterday evening. The notices tell us to store water to flush, bathe, cook with and so forth.

If you were gone somewhere and didn’t get home until today, too bad for you I guess. Anyway, when the water is turned off to the complex, the fire hydrants also do not have water. If there were to be a fire, it would be a catastrophe.

 

The notice we all got yesterday told us the water would probably be off most of the day. As of 6:22 this evening, the water is still turned off. When I called the office, I was told that the maintenance guys finished what they were doing and turned the water back on late in the day, and then another leak occurred. So they turned the water back off, and started working on that. Now it looks like we are going into the weekend, with people at home, for the second day in a row, and no water. If a fire were to occur, with no water to the hydrants, it would be very bad. I am sure I am not the only person who has called them about this by now. It is Friday evening, people are coming home from work and finding they do not have water. So even if you were lucky enough to have stored water for today, you are out of luck now. Even more so if you have kids and so forth, as many here do.

 

This is a fairly pricey apartment community and they continue to increase rents. I myself was just notified that my rent would increase $65 a month to continue to live here, so I am being forced to move. This situation with the water is unacceptable, and there must surely be some codes or ordinances that apply, to the fire hydrants if nothing else.

 

Phil Bassett

Fontaine Woods Apartments

3131 Mountain Creek Road

Chattanooga


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