Davenport mobile home park loses water after landlord’s outstanding bill

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A spokeswoman with Iowa American Water said water service was returned to Patriot Mobile Home Park in west Davenport, Iowa, after it was turned off for a day.

Lisa Reisen, of Iowa American Water, says the water was shut off Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the mobile home park near the intersection of Kimberly Road and Wisconsin Avenue.  Reisen said the landlord, Mike Schultz, was delinquent on his payments.

According to the Farmer's Insurance website and employees at his office, Schultz is an insurance agent in Indianola, Iowa.

Schultz made his payment to Iowa American Water on Thursday, March 19, 2015, according to Reisen, and service was restored. Schultz said he was trying to get a third party to pay for the bill over the past several months, but that never ended up happening.

Shultz apologized to residents affected while their water service was shut off for about a day.

It's a situation similar to one that led to a battle between residents and the city of Princeton, Iowa in early 2015.

Reisen said Iowa American Water had contacted the landlord more than 20 times since January, but they had not received his payment until Thursday.