Ok, last time I had an apartment-related question, a bunch of you stepped in as both renters and/or property owners, to offer me assistance. So, I'm reaching out to you again for help with my rights as a tenant... At about 2:00 this afternoon, I went to wash my hands before doing some cooking, and lo-and-behold, no water came out of the sink. I assumed one of two things: 1. Someone else was doing laundry and/or running their shower, or 2. Someone else was getting plumbing repairs done in their unit. Either way, no big deal, except that I couldn't flush the toilet, which is pretty gross... Two hours later... Still no water. I heard some clanging and banging in one of the units downstairs. I was getting antsy and a little hungry. I couldn't prep my dinner, because I...um...needed water. Not to mention that I hadn't washed my hands... or flushed my toilet. By 6:00pm, I was getting worried. I didn't hear anyone else in the house. I went to the basement and there was nobody there, or any sign that there was any trouble with the water. I called my landlady (the b*tch) to report that there was a "situation." She was super-rude to me! Apparently, my downstairs neighbors in Unit 2 were getting a new toilet. "Well, did you ask THEM? Did you check in the basement? The plumber should STILL be there." Um, ok. THEY aren't home. Nobody's in the basement. And there NO sign of a plumber. Plus, it shouldn't take a reputable plumber 4+ hours to install a toilet, should it? (I don't know a dang thing about plumbing, honestly...) And oh wait... there's the "plumber." It's my landlady's drunken handyman, stumbling up the stairs... The same jerk-o who reeked of scotch and broke my medicine cabinet the last time he came to do work in my bathroom... It's now almost 8:30pm here. The "plumber's" truck has disappeared from out front. I haven't flushed my toilet all day. Or washed my hands. Or done *anything* that requires...um... WATER. My landlady wasn't exactly forthcoming about what to expect. But I need my water running, ASAP... Isn't there a law that a landlord is supposed to inform you if your water is being shut off due to maintenance? Granted, it's a Tuesday, so she probably assumed I was at work, although I'm on a personal leave of absence right now, and doing some freelance work at home. Plus, it's 8:30 at night and I don't have water! I need a shower in a bad way! What, if any, recourse can I take on this matter? Please help me. I'm dirty, I'm angry, and I desperately want to flush!