Let me add this for your info there USAF
. . .
If this were Alaska, according to Alaska Landlord/Tenant Lease Law, if the break occured on Landlord property, they are obligated - by Alaska law - to move you to another apartment at no expense to you until yours is repaired, or to move you to a hotel at no expense to you until service is restored. Same would go for heat, sewer, etc.
Might be worth checking your local laws for such information. Now that it's Saturday, you may not see a water main repair until after the week end . . .
Further, in Alaska, there are some instances in which you could go to a hotel and pay the charges yourself, and seek, via rent reduction, reimbursement from your landlord.
I've seen it done.
Edit: After quickly checking Colorado law - your profile says you're in COS
- I find that the following exists:
Habitability Code - Habitability is the condition of a building in which inhabitants can live free of serious defects that might harm their health and safety (example - a lack of running water or heat adversely effects the apartment habitability). A Colorado Revised Statute does not exist covering this type code. There are a number of communities which have habitability codes. For more information check with the Community Development or Planning Office within the city where you reside.
Unfortunately, I think unless COS
, or El Paso County has ordinances for such issues, you're screwed until the landlord gets off their ass.
FOR THOSE THAT FOUGHT FOR IT, FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW OR UNDERSTAND