80+ tenants have 3 days to vacate a Pueblo apartment complex after multiple water main breaks
PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- More than 80 tenants at Skyview Apartments in Pueblo are scrambling to find a new place to live after their leases were broken when multiple water main breaks happened Wednesday.
Brooke Vigil, the property manager for Skyview Apartments, told KRDO the apartment complex lost heat and water in their back building.
Below is an email shared with KRDO that tenants received Wednesday regarding the situation.
WE ARE ON STAND-BY FOR AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION. THERE WILL BE NO HEAT OR WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE SPACE HEATERS AND APARTMENTS LOCATED IN THE FRONT BUILDING FOR RESTROOM AND SHOWER USE. IF FURTHER ACCOMODATION IS REQUIRED FOR TONIGHT PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE. THE AVAILABLE UNITS IN THE FRONT BUILDING ARE 126, 320, 324 AND 224. WE WILL SEND UPDATES ON THE STATUS OF THE REPAIR AS WE ARE INFORMED.Notification sent out Wednesday by Skyview Apartments
While tenants were offered compensation for hotels Wednesday night, residents learned Thursday they'd have to move out in the next three days.
Vigil told KRDO the boiler room was filled with wastewater due to the multiple water main breaks. According to Vigil, the building is no longer livable without heating and water. She said it'll take up to four months before the back building is livable again.
Thursday, tenants in the back building were told they had until the end of the day Sunday to vacate the complex and that all of their leases were being terminated.
Vigil said if residents impacted need an extra day to get their belongings out of their apartment they will make accommodations. But, that's just for items. People can only live in their apartments for the next three days.
One resident, Colin Lane, has been living in the Skyview Apartments for over a year now. He said three days to move out is not enough.
"It's kind of affected me to where I have to basically scramble and pick up all the pieces I have right now," said Lane.
Vigil told KRDO that everyone that paid rent for February is going to be reimbursed.
Vigil said they reached out to the Posada and they said they're willing to help some of the residents impacted. The complex said if you have any questions about any resources to contact their main office.