Highland Park Seniors Community Center spends days without running water or air conditioning

HIGHLAND PARK, Michigan. – In this heat, people living in a senior apartment complex in the Detroit metro area have been without running water or air conditioning for days.

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Things got so bad at the Bella Vista Glen Senior Apartments, located on Glendale Avenue near Lodge Freeway, that Highland Park city officials intervened.

“It’s a crisis,” said Erwin Pelzer.

Pelzer and his neighbors said living conditions were dire.

“It doesn’t make sense right now,” Pelzer said.

Bobbie Moore said for days that they have neither water nor air.

“All we do is open our windows and stay outside,” Moore said.

It all started on May 27, when the Highland Park Water Department shut off the water to work on a main water connection running north to south on Lincoln Street.

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The officials turned the water back on the next day, but on June 2, the water department did a little more work and turned the water off and on again. Residents said they had no water pressure. It’s been like this for three days. Meanwhile, the city said the problem was inside the building.

The city brought crates and water crates for residents on Saturday until things were sorted out. But without running water and air for days, residents are fed up.

“When we take our medicine, we need water. People have asthma and bronchitis and other things, so we need our air, ”said Vickie White.

The mayor of Highland Park said he was concerned about what was going on and was monitoring the progress of the repair work.

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