I am ticked off. It started yesterday and has trickled into today. Monday evening around 5pm I went out to water my gardens. When I was done I turned the hose completely off and went inside. The next morning while getting my boys on the bus for school I noticed my backyard was flooded. Upon further inspection I noticed my hose was still running. I tried turning it thinking maybe I left it on but the nossle wouldn't turn any further. I tried turning it back on then turning it off. It still wouldn't shut off. I called my mom to have her come take a look at it. She couldn't get it to shut off either. I call our property manager to see what I should do. They said the would get someone out as soon as they could. That was at 9:30am. I got a call around 2:30pm saying their maintance man would be out end of day. I had nothing else to go with so I agreed and thanked them for getting back to me. 5:30pm the maintance man showed up. My dh and the maintance man spent about 15 minutes chatting. Just as the guy was about to go look at the hose my neighborhoods husband comes over and is talking to the guy. Apparently my neighbor's dh goes to the same bar as the maintance guy. Well after another 10 minutes of chatting he goes and looks at the problem. After a few minutes of messing with it he tells me he's going to put a different hose on it and a spray nozzle. He said that would keep the water from leaking into the yard until he can get a better look and see what's going on. He does that and then leaves. I go out there and look at it after we got back from our walk and it's still pouring out the top of the hose and my yard is still flooded. I feel like I have a meter in my own backyard. Every second is costing me. I called the property manager this morning and she said if he said he would be back today I'd have to assume he's going to be out. They told me if he didn't show up by end of day today or does not fix the problem to call them and they'd get it taken care of. You can tell they are not the ones going to pay my water bill. UGH!
on Aug. 22, 2012 at 10:14 AM