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Channel 7 -- FOX
-- Ft. Lauderdale
Published April 16, 2009
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South
Florida condominium has been cut from the county's water supply,
forcing residents to leave.
"I got home to cook for my son and i told
him to take a shower and he said mom there's no water," said
Arce and hundreds of other residents living at
the Mirassou Condominiums, along Northwest 186th Street and 61st
Avenue, came home Wednesday to find no water coming out of their
Many of the people living in the complex are
too young to know what's going on but the parents are keenly aware
of the seriousness of not having water to drink or to clean with.
"There's a lot of people in my building that have kids, a lot
of people with babies. What are we going to have to do, we have to
leave," said Roberta Hobson.
Apparently, the homeowner's association is
having trouble keeping up with the mounting water bill. "We are
a 310 condo unit. We have now 104 units that have gone into
foreclosure," said the Homeowner's Association President,
The foreclosures have made it impossible to
collect everyone's monthly maintenance to payoff the water bill.
say they paid $60,000 just two weeks ago, but according to
Miami-Dade County, that money went toward what was owed. "We
have some good people, good families that live here that would like
to continue to live here but to turn off the water and if we can't
come up with the $34,000 they're requesting us, we're going to end
up losing our homes," said Leon.
water, residents are left with few choices. "We're going to
have to leave. We're going to have to leave and it's absolutely
ridiculous, because we just paid our monthly fees. We just paid our
mortgage and to come up with more money to move now, and find
another place to go to, that's not fair," said Leslie