The water at the Sierra Ridge Apartment complex was disconnected due to a bill of $690,000 which accrued over the past two years with the City of Atlanta Watershed Management. During this same period of time residents say they were making their rent payments promptly which included their payments for water service. The new owners claim they were not aware of an overdue water bill from the previous owners.
On Monday, July 31 the day before school started in the City of Atlanta. On “Real Talk with Rashad Richey” he contacted Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools who provided several methods in which they were helping the children in the community. City Council President Ceasar Mitchell also joined the program to address concerns about the water shut off and stated he believed this was an issue that could be addressed by close of business. There is now a two week grace period for water services to continue for the residents.
Click below to hear the interview.