7 gets action for Highland Park mom and kids who were fed up after living without water for a month

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - One day after contacting 7 Action News for help, LaTonya Everhart has water running to her Highland Park home.

"Thank you so much," says Everhart who had been living in her Ferris street home for about a month without water service because city workers were unable to fix a problem with their pipes, saying a special contractor was needed.

Everhart became frustrated, feeling as if the city of Highland Park was giving her the cold shoulder when she wanted answers and a solution to the problem.

On Monday, Everhart was so fed up that she and her six kids marched into city hall to demand answers. When she didn't get any, she contacted 7 Action News for help.

On Tuesday, subcontractor Barry Brown, who said he got an emergency call from the Mayor Monday night, arrived to fix the problem. City workers then installed a working water meter that cost Everhart about $100. 

Water is now flowing to the house, but because the house had been vacant for so long, some of the pipes are clogged.

Everhart hired a contractor to clear the clogs and replace some of the pipes so she and her children can finally ditch the five-gallon jugs they've had to use to haul water into the house to drink, cook and flush the toilet.

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