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BR man upset after sewage flows into home twice

4 years 2 months 1 week ago March 18, 2013 Mar 18, 2013 Monday, March 18 2013 March 18, 2013 6:09 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- A man in Baton Rouge is frustrated with the city-parish after sewage backed up into his home twice.

Dave Mastrianni said the sewage problem has been plaguing neighbors who live in his area for several years. He lives in the Sherwood Oaks Subdivision off Coursey Boulevard near Stumberg Lane. 

"You try to take towels and make dams, then do your best to clean up the poop first," Matrianni said. "Then you try to throw more towels on the rainwater poop like stuff and it takes hours and hours to clean that up."

Matrianni hired a professional plumber to install a back valve on his property, which should prevent any further overflows into his home.

"Within the last 40 days, we've had two backups in our house," Matrianni said. "I can't do this anymore."

Bryan Fanguy is a professional plumber. He believes someone from the parish needs to fix the issue.

"It's not really healthy to be messing with it unless you are a professional like me, a licensed plumber," Fanguy said.

The Department of Public Works is aware of the problem. Workers spent the day trying to find the clog. It's unclear if a permanent fix is needed.

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