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Water in Apartment Building
The wonderful guys at Breaktime said that there are some New Yorkers on this board who might be able to tell me what to do.
Several months ago the water (h & c) in my apartment was appearing rusty and it began smelling like dirt or soil. I didn't say anything then because the owners sent a notice that they were replacing the boiler and the water tower so I thought that they knew what was wrong and the change was supposed to fix it.
Well, they are still in the process of replacing the boiler (there is a temporary one that they're using now) but the new water tower was replaced a month ago and the water is clear now, but the smell is worse.
I mentioned it to the super and he said that there were a LOT of complaints and they had had all of the agencies out to test the water and there is nothing wrong (hazardous) but it is absurd that there is nothing to be done. It might be safe but it is undrinkable. I'm not sure that I believe him but he does live in the building and uses the water too.
I spoke to the lady upstairs and she said that everyone has noticed it but no one seems to be doing anything. I did finally contact DOH but I've yet to hear back. If it's the pipes I KNOW that they won't want to replace what is probably thousands of yards in hundreds of apartments.
Susan in NYC