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Residents at the Indiana Veterans' Home were without water for a few hours on Wednesday.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 6:56 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Residents at the Indiana Veterans' Home were without water for a few hours on Wednesday. A veteran and a former employee of the Indiana Veterans' Home shared their concerns with News 18. 

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This isn't the first time News 18 has received reports about the Veterans' Home. It started last summer with residents not having air conditioning, then a report of bed bugs, all leading up to no water. 

Superintendent Linda Sharp said those are all minor problems that were fixed right away.

The former employee News 18 spoke with asked to remain anonymous. They said every issue needs to be taken seriously. "They don't listen, they don't listen to employees," said the employee. 

Linda Sharp said pipes burst all the time. "I don't see this as a big issue these things happen in the winter months, water mains break," said Sharp.

A local Vietnam veteran also reached out to News 18. Charlie Guenther said he doesn't like the way things are handled at the Veterans' Home. 

"The Veterans' Home is like a civilian place, you go in there and you're like a number, seriously you're like a number," said Guenther. 

Guenther said he tried to reach Sharp many times and has gotten no response.

Sharp responded by saying, "I have no idea, they would have to tell me their concerns and no one has come to me and voiced any concerns at all."

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