NBC New York
New York City residents are dealing with awful and vomit-inducing
conditions days after a sewer backup forced them to leave their homes.
Officials say the disruption pushed human waste into about 300 homes in
They think cooking grease poured down the drain might be the culprit.
The city’s water agency says drinking water is safe and unaffected.
Cynthia McKenzie said she woke up around 3 a.m. Saturday to an odor she
thought was a gas leak, only to realize that sewage water was rushing
into her basement.
“When you open it, it just smells,” she said. “It makes you want to vomit. We have to pack up all the clothes.”
Raw sewage. There were worms coming out of the toilet. Sludge. Feces.
All kinds of stuff," said South Ozone Park resident Gwen McElroy.
Why does the city (mainly the D.E.P.) think the residents are at fault and are sticking with that theory before they actually find the cause? This preemptive determination smells shittier than the stench and the gallons of biological waste they are hosing back out.