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New London veteran hasn't had clean water in months

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New London disabled veteran wants clean water (WFSB) New London disabled veteran wants clean water (WFSB)
NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

A disabled veteran has been living with discolored water for months and said he's just trying to get the clean, hot water that he pays for.

Richard Browne, a disabled veteran, moved into the Shore Landing Apartments about 11 months ago, and said ever since he has been there the water has been dirty.

The water is muddy brown and is only the hot water, which he said comes from a decades-old hot water system servicing his and several other neighbors in the complex.

"They have three to four water heaters that need to be replaced that are over 20 years old; one of them they can't access to flush it, that's connected to my unit,” Browne said.

Eyewitness News checked with the manager of the complex to find out how they were resolving the issue, and was told that parts are on order.

Browne served in the U.S. Army from 1982 to 1986 as a mechanic, mostly in California and Germany.

He became disabled, he said, with a degenerative disc disease following a collision between a tank he was working on and another heavy piece of equipment.

Browne said the landlord delivered a letter indicating that they were not renewing his lease, and all Browne said he wants is just hot water.

"They're claiming its safe...it’s beyond me,” Browne said.

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