ONLY ON 8: Residents angry over ongoing sewage saga

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It’s not what you’d expect to see when you walk outside of your home. 

Michelle E. recorded dirty toilet paper and feces at the Cape Cod Villas near Lake Mead and Lamb Blvd. She says her family has been dealing with the sewage saga for months. 

“It’s drying up now because the plumber was out here, but I give it 24 hours and it will be backed up again,” Michelle said. “It was flooded everywhere and that’s when we decided to start recording to send it to the landlord to show him that this is what’s going on. This needs to be fixed.”

While 8 News NOW was there, Michelle got in touch with her landlord, who said that he’s working on finding a permanent solution.

“When I realized how bad it was, me and my kids couldn’t even get out without stepping on sewer water, which I totally disagree with. That’s disgusting,” Michelle said.

Because of the ordeal, Michelle said she must throw away her children’s bikes.

“It’s been really convenient because I can’t let them outside. It’s disgusting. I don’t want them to smell it. I don’t want them to be anywhere near it,” Michelle added.

A spokesperson from the Southern Nevada Health District said they have responded to the complaint. 

“It has followed up with the property owner and observed work being done by the contractor hired to address this issue,” said SNHD representative Jennifer L. Sizemore.

The problem appears to be a break or a severe root intrusion. KSN Properties LLC has until Monday to get it fixed.

8 News Now will continue to follow the latest on this story. 

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