I live in a state that is usually hot during the summer but very cold in the winter. The place I live has multiple units, and the landlord includes everything that you would normally pay in one payment for rent. On the lease, it shows how the rent is divided between trash and water. Ok, but here's the deal: I've been here for over 3 years - constantly renewed my lease each year - never missed a payment - always on time. Even when they raised the rent, I didn't complain or contest it. But for 6 months of my most recent lease, I have had NO hot water whatsoever in my shower. None. I have it from the sinks, but not the shower. For the first 2 months, it was 6 to 8 seconds of warm water, then instantly ice-cold. I've contacted them numerous times and asked them to fix it, and they keep making excuses, turning on and off the water for other residents and saying they are fixing the water, but it seems like each time they do this the water situation only gets worse. Whether they are fixing it or not I'm not sure, but what I am sure of is that I haven't had hot water from my shower for nearly 6 months. They finally sent the maintenance man up to my place after 4 months and he said it was the shower catridge being old. He replaced it, and I hoped that that would correct the situation. It did nothing. The only thing it fixed is the position of the hot and cold water, because when I first moved in the maintenance man had it on backwards. Are they obligated to reimburse me or is there any way that rent can be reduced until they are able to provide hot water from the shower? I've been looking through the Landlord-Tenant act for the United States, but can't seem to find anything specific to this, and just that they need to provide water to the tennant. I have water, just no hot water unless I make buckets from the sink like I'm living in the 1700's. Just wondering what my options are here. I still have 5 more months on my lease like this. Any recommendations or advice is welcome.