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Neighbors forced to fix irrigation system; not KID

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  A neighborhood in Kennewick has been left high and dry for the past ten days.

Residents near Metaline Avenue lost irrigation water after a pipe started leaking near a home.

But because the area falls under a private line area, Kennewick Irrigation District leaders told the home owners they would have to fix the problem themselves.

While KID gives them their water, they aren't responsible for the pipes.

"It makes me mad it makes me angry," says Brenda Greenough, who lives on Metaline Avenue. "We pay our water bill and if you don't pay KID they can put a lien against your property."

"We can't just because we know someone is out there and having a hard time go and spend other rate payers money to pay for something that they're not paying for," says KID Deputy Operations Manager, Beth Smith.

The homeowners fixed the leak today and water has been restored.