South County Residents Patiently Deals With Water-Main Break

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SOUTH COUNTY, MISSOURI (KTVI)- Some South County residents say their apartments suffered serious damage after a water main break Tuesday night.

The residents lost treasured personal items and the thought of fixing their apartment is too much to bare. The couple Peggy Hearst and William  Pageant had just sat down to enjoy dinner together Tuesday night when they noticed a heavy stream of water coming into their apartment." We came out late last night and the water started rushing in our apartment as you can see it's rushing there is  no where to go," said Peggy." We was eating dinner last night Peggy finished and usually after dinner we go to bed. Good thing we did not go to sleep because this would have been a terrible thing to wake up in, said William.

The water main happened in the 9700 hundred block of Arverllen in South St. Louis, County . When our FOX 2 crews arrived Wednesday morning the water was still flowing heavy . About a hour later America Water showed up to fix the problem.

As the water started to recede the couple decided to go back into their apartment for the first time to see the damage. They could not believe their eyes. " 12  hours of damage Oh My God. Look at my antique organ it's runnied. The brand new stereo and brand new carpet I installed destroyed." said William.  "I had pictures in the back room  things that my kids have is all gone," said Peggy.

A spokesperson with American Water says the 6 inch water main has been repaired and they're always willing to send teams out to help clean up the damage in homes. They'll also work with homeowners insurance claims and renters insurance.  If you  have any damage contact  314-996-2440 or 314-996-2300

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