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  • Residents cope with sewage smell at BR apartment complex Play Video

    January 22, 2016 6:21 PM

    BAKER - People who live at Family Manor apartment complex on Plank Road are dealing with a smelly issue. Some residents complain that they've had to endure a strong smelling sewage odor for week upon week due to raw sewage-laden water that's sitting right on the doorsteps of residents.... more »
  • Broken fence leaves little protection from wastewater pit Play Video

    September 3, 2015 11:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Residents are worried about what they believe is a safety hazard in their neighborhood, Woodland Crossing. A fence around Mo-Dad Utilities, LLC wastewater treatment facilities fell down in April and has not been repaired. Inside are large pools of water with pumping stations. "They won't... more »
  • Stinky problem will cost $1 million to fix Play Video

    September 4, 2014 9:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A busted sewer pipe is creating a stinky problem for drivers. The main sewer line along Burbank at Staring has collapsed in multiple places, blocking the water. The busted line carries rain water and sewage to the main pumping station on Gardere Lane. The blockage prohibits... more »
  • Sherwood Forest residents want sewage fix now Play Video

    July 20, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some Sherwood Forest residents are still dealing with sewage backups and can't flush their toilets whenever it rains. It's a problem residents have been dealing with for years. Sherwood Forest resident Julia Grau's toilet flushed today, but with rain in the forecast that may be short... more »
  • No decision on raising wastewater rates

    July 9, 2014 9:16 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Council deferred a resolution that recommends some utility companies in the parish not be allowed to raise rates. Leaders delayed making a decision Wednesday night. Instead, they pushed the resolution back to the Utilities Committee for further review. The resolution specifically refers to... more »
  • DPW: Fix coming for sewage backup problem Play Video

    May 12, 2014 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood want answers because raw sewage backs into their homes when it rains. Residents say it's happened for years, and the smell sends some to check into hotels instead of staying at home. Others have to keep a watchful eye to... more »
  • Sewage backing up into Baton Rouge homes Play Video

    May 10, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sherwood Forest residents say Friday night's heavy rains caused raw sewage to back up into their homes. Johnny Squyers says he's battled overflowing toilets and brown water for decades at his home. "Oh the smell was horrible. We couldn't stay in the house, and most... more »
  • Sewer problems create smelly situation Play Video

    January 9, 2014 6:11 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An Ascension Parish woman has been dealing with a stinky situation in her front yard. Mary Fernandez said raw sewage has poured from her sewer lines into her yard for at least two weeks now. "It's disgusting, I'm sick, I used to have friends over here,... more »
  • Family fighting sewage invasion in their home Play Video

    September 23, 2013 5:41 PM

    WALKER - The stench is nearly unbearable for one family in Walker as they continue to recover from a flood of sewage that took over their home. Three years ago Alicia Cheplick's home was flooded with sewage after the grinder station in her front yard did not function properly.... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Sewage Mistreatment follow up Play Video

    August 26, 2013 5:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - State agencies say there is an improvement in wastewater treatment facilities, but they still have a long way to go before they're in compliance. The Department of Environmental Quality says many wastewater companies operate private facilities that are not up to code. Some facilities, create a... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Sewer mistreatment Play Video

    July 8, 2013 5:21 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Hundreds of wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana do not meet the environmental standards imposed by state agencies. People who live near them are proactive about calling state agencies to fix the problems, but say state agencies aren't doing enough to combat the problem. "We have the... more »
  • Sandy dumped 11B gallons of sewage in waterways

    April 30, 2013 8:09 AM

    NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy released 11 billion gallons of sewage from East Coast treatment plants into bodies of water from Washington, D.C., to Connecticut. That's according to a study by the nonprofit science journalism group Climate Central. It says that's equivalent to having Central Park covered 41 feet high... more »
  • Police juror says city should pay for sewage issue Play Video

    March 7, 2013 5:54 PM

    NEW ROADS - Water gets pretty high on Coretta Drive after heavy rains. Back in January, some of it ended up in Josie Lewis' bathroom. "I went into my bathroom and I was like what is this odor? It was sewage," Lewis told News 2. Her landlord, Pointe... more »
  • Rising waters causes a stink in New Roads neighborhood Play Video

    January 10, 2013 6:43 PM

    NEW ROADS- As rain drops fall, the waters are creeping closer and closer to Josie Lewis' home. But surprisingly that's not what's really bothering her. "I went into my bathroom and I was like ‘what is this odor?'" she said. "It was sewage." Some of the water... more »

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