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Mar 6, 2013 11:33 AM by AP

Water back on for now, but condos will shut down

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The water has been turned back on at a troubled Baton Rouge apartment and condominium complex - but only temporarily.

The month long extension of water service to the Brandywine Condominiums will give residents time to find other living arrangements before the complex shuts down.

The complex's water was shut off Monday because the owners owe $125,000 in delinquent sewer bills.

Stephen Ayers, who owns 56 of the 70 occupied Brandywine units, says the extension was negotiated Tuesday. Service was extended by the city-parish government for $10,000.

Ayers said the complex will shut down because he and the condo association that pays bills for the project cannot pay off the condos' debt.

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