Women were forced to live in a sewage-flooded apartment in Bedstui, Brooklyn for nearly a week

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BEDFORD STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC)-This is a nightmare for renters in Brooklyn, because a woman living in a first-floor apartment has been dealing with a major sewage problem for nearly a week.

Last Thursday, she heard an explosion in the bathroom, but when the repairs started, she had been getting a solution from the landlord.

An overflowing toilet poured brown water into her bathroom-muddy, fecal-filled liquid was also bubbling in the bathtub.
“I can’t say that I lost everything, but it’s heartbreaking when you work hard for your stuff and see this happen, and then you really want me to lie here like this?” Tenant Cleshea McBurnette said.

This is what Cleshea and her son Mark woke up on Thursday morning and had to deal with in their lower unit.

“I tried to use the plunger, thinking it was just a regular problem, but when I used the plunger, it started to show up more,” said his son Markrufin.

During the inspection of the unit, this ordeal began. Cleshea said that the representative of the management company DCA 1 was there.

For a while, water seeped into her living room. The staff did put down the wet vacuum.

“I said what should I do, they really told me you should clean it up by yourself,” McBurnet said.

She said the toilet was overflowing again, and until Saturday, the staff finally came out to check the collection basin outside the McDougall Street building.
McBurnet said: “He’s gone, this is an outside backup. I called 311 and they scattered it to DEP, but DEP didn’t come.”

She said on Monday that she contacted management again and called community activist Tony Hebert (Tony Hebert).

Herbert said: “I think, let us finish this thing and let the headache go away. This woman shouldn’t live like this, especially if she pays the rent.”

Witness News visited the property manager, and she assured us that her team has mastered everything, and the plumber will return and remove all tiles contaminated by sewage.

Before that, McBurnet was crossing his fingers.

“I have boots because you don’t know when to get up, it will be flooded again,” she said.

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