FORT MYERS, Fla. - Imagine being without water, and we’re not just talking the drinking kind, for nearly two days. That’s how some Fort Myers Apartment renters were living until WINK News showed up.
Ashley Florenzano has two kids who need to bathe and brush their teeth before bed, but for two nights in a row, those things couldn't get done at her Forestwood Apartment home.
"Pretty desperate times over here without any water", she tells us.
So Ashley called WINK News. She told us tenants were instructed to use the community bathrooms and she even spotted parents bathing their kids in the complex's hot tub. When we went inside to check out the situation, we were treated to a surprise-- the water was flowing again for the first time in days. It was sputtering at first, then, a steady stream. We called the management company to see what the problem was, but no one answered. We only heard a recording letting tenants know the water to the four affected buildings was back on. It's still not clear why the water stopped flowing in the first place.
"We've heard several different stories that there was some sort of natural disaster, that rain cause some pipe to break", Florenzano says.
But she still hasn't heard anything for certain.
"I am still afraid and worried for the safety of myself, my family, my kids, the neighborhood, because to this moment, we haven't gotten a letter, a notice, we don't know if we have to boil this water."
She was willing to risk it though. She told us she was planning on taking a shower as soon as we left her apartment.