Apartment of Brownsville resident floods with sewage

A Brownsville tenant says she has had the same problem in her apartment for years and it’s compromising her health.

News 12 Staff

Feb 20, 2020, 3:50 AM

Updated 1,579 days ago

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A Brownsville tenant says she has had the same problem in her apartment for years and it’s compromising her health.
Deborah Stevenson, 67, says water and sewage flooded her apartment Tuesday night.
“This morning I got up to get ready for the day and there was the water again, with the feces,” says Stevenson.
Feces and sewage residue from her shower was left behind in all corners of her apartment, from her bathroom, kitchen, closets and family rooms, even damaging some of her possessions.
“First of all, I’m on dialysis and it’s a health hazard for me and for the tenants that live here, because it’s coming down the hall, down the center,” says Stevenson.
Stevenson tells News 12 that everything was fixed within 24 hours as the Riverway Apartments LLC snaked the line and cleared the water that leaked into the senior center.
"Medical waste is often disposed of improperly by a tenant which leads to jamming the system,” says a representative from Riverway Apartments LLC. “To prevent this from occurring even more regularly, we clear the system every three months.”
But Stevenson tells News 12 that her she has experienced flooding in her apartment over the past seven years.
“It was fixed, they came, they cleaned it,” says Stevenson. “And then it happened again and happened again.”
Stevenson is hoping she does not have to see a flood like this ever again.
 
 


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