POSTED: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 5:22pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 3:55pm
EL PASO – A man in East El Paso has reached out to channel 9 for help. He's speaking out for the people in his apartment complex, and said the landlord has been ignoring a basic necessity for the tenants.
Gary Green said the recent frigid temperatures caused a water main break, leaving he and the nine other families at 3508 Rutherglen without use of a washing machine, for 10 days.
“Ten families live here...and we need it for our own health and welfare,” said Gary Green.
When the main broke, Green said there was some flooding in the laundry room and the landlord showed up, but said, no one has heard a peep from her since.
“The landlady told someone it needs a week to dry, but it's past that,” said Green.
Green is concerned about the other families who can't make it to a laundromat.
“..some don't have a car, so they depend on this [washing machine]...these are working families that live here,” stated Green.
The 63-year-old man said he doesn't want his landlord to look bad-- he just wants a washer that works.
“...we all pay rent here, and this is part of it...I just want it fixed...where we can all use it,” added Green.
The landlord promised the washing machine will be up and running, soon.