Sewage back up drenches some apartments in NYCHA housing

Kimberly Dole
June 24, 2019 - 7:02 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Sewage backed up at the Baruch houses on Columbia Street, drenched some apartments on Sunday leaving residents to mop up the slop until NYCHA workers showed up.

Smelly water filled the lobby floor and seeped into apartments even making its way up into the kitchen and bathroom sinks.

Workers from NYCHA responded to the scene by midday Sunday with a cleanup truck to address the mess.

NYCHA had no comment about the backup.

This is occurring just days after the city was forced to appoint Gregory Russ, the head of the Minneapolis public housing agency as the new NYCHA boss as part of a deal struck with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to address shoddy conditions, and lead paint and mold in the city’s public housing.

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