FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Families living at a College Park apartment complex said they're being forced to move because of an unpaid water bill.
Residents say they watched as staff packed everything up and left Friday, the same day the city posted notices that basically
Sept. 5 is the deadline residents were given Friday through both a posted and mailed notice from the
"Nobody came around, said
The memo said the property owner hasn't paid the water bill, so the city will disconnect service Sept. 5. Two days after that, all of the approximately 30 families living in the complex must be gone.
"We don't know what we're going to do. We cannot find the apartment owner anywhere. No names, no anything," said resident Antoinette Rosser.
Residents, whose water service is included in their monthly
"I paid $585 a month. Just to hear this is really devastating to me," said resident Claretta Simpson.
With the start of school just around the corner, many said they're especially concerned, and don't know how they'll afford a new security deposit at a new place -- not to mention the cost to move.
"We don't have anywhere to go on this short notice," said resident Carolyn Horton.
Some residents have lived at the complex as long as four years. Others are brand new to the community. Swann met one family who just signed a 12-month lease with a $300 deposit in June.
'It's not fair. It's not right," said Horton.