E. Coli Found In Water Source At Student Complex

Full story: Hartford Courant
State and local health inspectors are investigating the water source at an off-campus student apartment complex near the University of Connecticut after E. coli was found in the water. Full Story
What a Surprise

Woodbury, CT

#1 Sep 4, 2008
One happy former resident stated:: As far as amenities, there are none really. The buildings are in piss-poor condition and the decor is hideous, but you can make it your own if you try."
And yet another said: "Live somewhere else. The cabinets are falling off thier hinges, there is mold above our shower, squirrels eating at the siding, and a funky smell coming out of the sink." Continuing with, "Management never actually fixes any problems, they will either ignore it, or try the cheapest most half-*ssed way to do do it. "
You can read these wonderful reviews at:
http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/CT-Willi...
By the way, the same site sited only a 33% approval rating by current/former tenants.
This will show you that in complete contradiction to other college areas; UCONN students are FAR BETTER off renting from local people with apartments or houses as oppossed to the large, uncaring "Management Companies" that purchased these complexes over the past ten years or so.
Many are nothing more than "rehabilitated chicken coops!" Seriously! Look at the complexes located in Ashford.
To make a bad situation worse, complexes such as Perry Hill and others in that area have become "hide-outs" for those less than acceptable people fleeing Willimantic that have arrest warrants.
They found one guy - by accident - in these apratments with a warrant for arrest in a case of murder.
So, next time someone complains about the inspection process started by Mansfield regarding rentals, think twice before speaking out!
It's these inspections that found the E.Coli as well as MANY other problems. All, mostly, within these large, corporate complexes.
Rent from a "Mom and Pop" owner. They actually care about the tenants, the neighborhood and everyone's safety and security!
UCONN Grad

Hebron, CT

#2 Sep 4, 2008
Stay on campus. It's safer more fun and your have 24/7 support. The corporate complexs are in business for one thing and that is to take advantage of students.
anon

Southbury, CT

#3 Sep 4, 2008
Company charges rediculous fees and rent, supposedly for upkeep, and E Coli is found in water. There was a known septic failure before hand. All the tenants should be fully reimbursed for any medical attention required, or if the students want to get checked out. The owners are in Australia.
Bob

North Kingstown, RI

#4 Sep 4, 2008
Like a previous poster stated, stay on campus.. You are protected , if something breaks you get it fixed fast, and with the meal plan you don't have to worry about having to go out and buy groceries all the time..
Campus living is good, most students try to get off campus apartments because they feel they are old enough to live on their own, it doesn't always end up that way.
Jack

Glastonbury, CT

#5 Sep 4, 2008
This place was a dump 20 years ago when I had friends live there.

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