So this morning about 5am I wake up to no water, hmmm ... went outside to smoke a cig and investigate further, and see water has filled the gutters, and the yard two doors down and there's a small fountain bubbling up water in front of that unit. I go back inside and call the city, they come out and shut off the meter, and we figure out that it's just our unit that's out. The pipes go from under the street to the meter which is on the street side of the sidewalk, and then straight towards the center unit, about six feet from that unit turn 90Â° and go to teh front of each unit, then turn 90Â° to each unit. This afternoon after work I get in touch with our association chair person, or whatever she is, and she's trying to tell me that the association isn't responsible for those pipes ...bullshit. It specifically says in the bylaws that the association is responsible for all common grounds, and since the pipe that burst isn't even in front of our unit, I am pretty sure she's smoking crack. they pay for all the lawn maintenance, tree trimming, and everything that goes on outside of the individual units. What really pisses me off is that the person who's unit the broken pipe is in front of, had the same issue about nine months ago, and some bunch of fucking yahoos out there "repairing" it, so it's entirely possible that the break is from their bad workmanship. We have also noticed that since about the time of the repairs last, that our water pressure has been kind of low, toilets don't flush as hard as they used to, water is slower getting to the upstairs, etc... The chairperson was trying to tell me that "well it wouldn't be fair if we paid it because other people have paid when their pipes burst" oh yea? ...so fucking what? You screwed them, that's great, now she's scared they will have to retroactively compensate the other tenants for things they shouldn't have paid for in the first place. Fuck that. So am I being a dick by making them pay for it?