Water could be shut off at 4 Arlington apartment complexes

ARLINGTON -- Tenants at four north Arlington apartment complexes could have their water shut off Wednesday if the owner doesn't pay the $52,000 past-due bill, city Water Utilities Director Julie Hunt said Friday.

The city left notices this week on the doors of 800 apartments at the Misty Wood, River Ridge, Bristol Pointe and Oak Valley apartment complexes about the possible shut-off, Hunt said. King Landing, the owner of the complexes, is at least two months behind on its bills, she said.

"We have been dealing with them for weeks. This is our last resort," Hunt said.

Hunt said the Water Utilities Department is working with Community Services officials to help the tenants if water is shut off.

Jennifer D. Hamer, a trustee representing the owner, said she could not comment on the situation Friday.

This summer, tenants at Bristol Pointe, on Polk Drive, were without hot water for weeks after management failed to pay the natural gas bills.

The city also went door to door encouraging the 175 residents there to find alternate housing because the electric company was threatening to shut off power for nonpayment. Those issues were corrected.

Susan Schrock, 817-390-7639