Senior residents say they went 30 hours without water

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ATLANTA - Elderly residents at a southwest Atlanta senior living facility were upset over the weekend after being without water for nearly 3o hours.

Resident Allen Charleston told Channel 2's Liz Artz Saturday afternoon he hadn't brushed his teeth or washed his face since Friday. He doesn't drive and wasn't prepared to be without water for more than 24 hours. He told Artz he was very upset that his basic need for water wasn't being addressed.

Residents at the Martin House at Adamsville Place were alerted by flier their water would be cut off Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. They called Channel 2 Action News after 24 hours had passed and the water had still not been turned on.

Resident Sandra Murphy said residents in their 80s and 90s need water to take medication. She is a diabetic and says she needs water.

Charleston says he left for the day Friday, knowing there would not be water, but came back late Friday afternoon with the expectation water would be back on by 5 p.m.

Artz spoke to a half dozen residents Saturday afternoon who said they had not heard a word from management about the issue. Artz left four separate messages for management, but the complex's offices are closed on the weekend.

Channel 2 Action News learned about 6 p.m. Sunday that the water was back on.