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Channel 9 -- ABC
-- Daytona Beach
Published September 21, 2009
Fla. -- The water was still flowing Monday afternoon for nearly
200 families in a Kissimmee condo complex. Toho Water Authority put up a
giant lighted sign in the Cascades condo complex last week, warning
residents their water would be turned off at noon on Monday because of a
$50,000 unpaid water bill.
a last minute compromise is keeping the water on. It's
good news for the residents of the condo complex.
residents were making arraignments to move or find a
temporary place to live. It took a $10,000 check to bring
them peace of mind.
Toho Water Authority threatened to turn the water off,
because the condo association hasn't paid the water bill
in seven months. The water
had climbed to $48,000. The condo association hired a lawyer over the
weekend, who was able to make a deal with Toho Water
Authority, and they set up a payment plan.
residents say they are happy they still have running water.
you God, we're going to have water. For how long, we don't know. They paid
$10,000. How are they going to pay it this time?" resident Maria Diaz
The first payment of $10,000 was made around
11:00am Monday morning. The next payment is due on October 15.
The association says they aren't able to
pay the water bill because most of the homes are in foreclosure and homeowners
aren't paying HOA fees.
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