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La Jolla residents left without hot water for days

Posted at 10:37 AM, Mar 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-31 13:38:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Residents wanting to take a hot shower at a La Jolla apartment complex could have to wait several days while crews work to repair a gas leak.

The leak shut off hot water to three apartment buildings. Neighbors say they got a series of emails Saturday, one of them saying they wouldn’t have hot water for five to seven days.

Residents say the issue is unacceptable. "I'm not getting in there, it's way too cold,” said Nick Imison. An email from his leasing company informed Imison he would be without hot water for about a week.

Imison lives in the Regents La Jolla apartment complex. The email went on to say that their gas supply was shut off after crews found a gas leak.

In the email, residents were told that if they need a shower during business hours, they need to stop by the office with an ID.

“I was completely unacceptable for a complex that has about 600 units to just go hey yea you can come shower bring your id but it's only between the hours of nine and six,” Imison said.

10News reached out to the leasing company via email but have not heard back.

In the email sent to residents, the company cites the need for several city and SDG&E required inspections before they can turn the gas back on.