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Mother of 7 faces $8K water bill

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Shauntina Floyd is facing an $8,000 water bill. Shauntina Floyd is facing an $8,000 water bill.

An Atlanta mother who's been without water for weeks is appealing to city hall to turn her water back on. Shauntina Floyd is facing an $8,000 water bill.

Floyd admits that she had fallen behind in paying her bill in the last few years.

"In between 2009 and 2012, I was making payments but my bill jumped from $200 to $300 to a thousand dollars per month," said Floyd. She said her latest bill totals nearly $9,000.

Floyd she doesn't have the money to get the water turned back on, as her income is limited to child support and income assistance.

"They told me I had to come up with $4,000. I went to the mayor's office and constituent services and they still did not assist me. They told me they would try to help me but they didn't," said Floyd.

She says her and her children have had to go without water for weeks.

"I have not been able to wash her hair or bathe her the way I want to. It's been very difficult and very stressful. I'm a single mother and I have seven kids and six are disabled and I'm disabled as well," said Floyd.

The mother said that her power was recently shut off but she was able to get it turned back on.

Southeast Energy Assistance Program provides aid to those who meet federal poverty guidelines. For more information, call 404-885-1877.

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