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Water Restored at East Tulsa Apartment Complex

Posted at 7:00 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 19:59:59-05

TULSA, Okla. — The water is back on at east Tulsa's Ivy Place Apartments. The city shut it off Wednesday evening, because the property managers hadn't paid their bill.

That water was off for nearly a day. The apartment residents were furious.

Geraldin Jones has lived at Ivy Park Apartments for four years. She says there's always something wrong.

"I was very surprised because this never happened," Jones said. "The worst we ever had happen to us was no outside lights. That happened to us twice."

Jones is handicap, so she needs help getting around, but her apartment complex hasn't stepped in to help.

"I noticed I started getting holes in my carpet," Jones said. "I told them about it, nothing got done. I told them I was getting snakes in my corner over there in the cracks, nothing got done."

She says her landlord isn't listening.

"I still get snakes. The carpet has never been changed since I moved in, and I told them about it," Jones said.

Although she wants to move out, she says she can't.

"Because I use a walker to get around and it's hard for me to just get up and leave," Jones said.

The manager of utilities and finance with the city of Tulsa says they gave the apartment complex multiple notices before shutting the water off.

"We post on the property for delinquency," Jones said. "We post at all of the units in the apartment complex and let them know that their is a cut off pending."

Steve Maggard says he warned the property managers the morning before cutting the water off, and he says they refused to pay.

"I also personally called the apartment complex property managers before issuing the disruption of service yesterday morning and made sure that their wasn't any intention for them to pay."

Although the city says they gave the residents multiple notices, the residents say they never received a thing.

2 Works for You reached out to the apartment complex multiple times for comment, but we have not heard back yet.

We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more.

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