Water was on again, then off again, then on again for residents of 400 units at the Marquis apartments in King of Prussia. After a pump broke on Christmas morning, tenants in three of the five buildings at the complex spent two days without running water. The pump was repaired and water was restored at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, said John Waters, Upper Merion Township chief code enforcement officer. It went off again Wednesday morning but was restored a few hours later, he said.
Residents of the affected units were given jugs of drinking water and were allowed to use showers in unoccupied units that had water.
The complex has been cited numerous times for violations, including heating problems and insect infestation. On Tuesday, the township sought an emergency injunction in Montgomery County Court to force the owners, who are based in Boston, to make repairs. - Kathy Boccella