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"The feces are coming up through my tub. No one should have to live like that," Barbara Brooks said. "The feces are coming up through my tub. No one should have to live like that," Barbara Brooks said.
A family is outraged over what's been gurgling up in their bathroom and the yard of their home on Shady Lane Drive in south Jackson. A family is outraged over what's been gurgling up in their bathroom and the yard of their home on Shady Lane Drive in south Jackson.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A family is outraged over what's been gurgling up in their bathroom and the yard of their home on Shady Lane Drive in south Jackson. 

"The feces are coming up through my tub. No one should have to live like that. I'm a sick person, I have diabetes and my grand baby is very sick. I'm not fixing to live like this," Barbara Brooks said. "If it can't be taken care of today, we are going to take some more measures to get it taken care of. I've had enough."

Alsy and Barbara Brooks say they, along with their landlord, have been battling with the city of Jackson for more than a year about this problem, and it continues to get worse.

"It eventually goes back down and then I pour bleach in it and sterilize the tub to flush it down. When I'm not at home and other people are flushing their toilets it comes up in my tub," Barbara Brooks said.

The problem doesn't stop there. As soon as you pull in the Brooks' driveway not only is the odor unbearable, so is the site.

"It just ran, bubbling out the yard and constantly running all around the house," Barbara Brooks said.

Alsy Brooks says several months ago the city came out and put a new pipe in front of their home. He said that did nothing but make the problem worse. And most recently, workers were on site Thursday.

"The city of Jackson came through, opened up the manhole and ran a line through there with 160 pounds of water pressure and once they ran that water pressure through there that's when everything started bubbling up through my yard," Alsy Brooks said.

"It is to the point it's unlivable and it's unbearable and I can't take this anymore," Barbara Brooks said.

The city of Jackson released a statement saying it sent a second sewer crew out to the site to flush the line again.

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