Legionnaires' disease fears have Fort Lee tenants hoping for hot water

(11/10/04) FORT LEE Residents of a Fort Lee complex continue to live without hot water because of a Legionnaires disease scare.

The hot water in the Colony was initially shut off on October 29 when tests revealed bacteria related to the disease in the water supply. The owners of the building are now installing new pipes and tanks in an effort to prevent more cases of the sickness. Despite testing positive in several locations for bacteria, health department officials say they arent entirely sure the water supply is the source of the disease.

Colony residents have been using the facilities in the complexs spa to get a hot shower. No official completion date for the water supply project has been announced, but health department officials say it may be finished as early as Saturday.

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