Some Mt. Vernon tenants have no water

(08/11/03) MOUNT VERNON - More than 40 apartments in a building on Pennsylvania Ave. in Mount Vernon have been without water since Saturday. After three days without being able to bathe or go to the bathroom, the tenants say enough is enough.

The building's superintendent would not talk to News 12 Westchester. People in the building, however, say the problem began after a pipe burst in the basement. They say the cellar was being converted into an apartment, but the city issued a stop work order because the proper permits were not obtained.

A message on the building superintendent's phone says the problem has been fixed but the water pressure will not return to normal for a while. While many tenants have made alternative plans like going to hotels, those who remain in the building are being told to boil any water that comes out of the faucet.

 

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