Sewage problem to cost St. Cloud condo owners thousands

Article Courtesy of News 13

By Bailey Myers

Published February 16, 2015

 

ST. CLOUD -- Homeowners in one St. Cloud condo community said their kids are playing is sewage-filled yards.

Itís all because of a sewage burst that happened months ago and now homeowners are being asked to foot the repair bill.

 

ďThey say we are going to fix it this month, this month, this month," said Mayra Fuentes. "But we donít see them fix it and thatís just what we want.Ē

Homeowners say ďThis MonthĒ has turned into about seven at the Palm Gardens complex and still no fix. Instead they have seen just a temporary band aid for a major sewer system problem.

Some owners even said they think itís a health problem because theyíve seen sewer water bubbling out of the system onto the road.

ďItís the sewer water thatís coming out. Itís not safe for the kids, itís not safe for us,Ē Fuentes explained.

Homeowners at the Palm Gardens complex in St. Cloud said there is a huge issue with the sewer system and the problem has not been fixed.


    

ďItís the sewer water thatís coming out. Itís not safe for the kids, itís not safe for us,Ē Fuentes explained.

We spoke with a manager at Palm Gardens off camera and they told us they are working with the City of St. Cloud to fix the sewer problem. But it doesnít stop there. The city spokesperson told us the entire system in the complex will need to be replaced.

Homeowners also said now they are being asked to pay $3,000 out of their own pocket.

ďI canít pay. And I know a lot of people around here canít pay because this is low-income housing,Ē another home owner explained.

Although she didnít want us to use her name, this other woman said she has lived here for years and pays $165 a month in maintenance fees. She doesnít understand why those collected fees are not being used to fix the problem or why itís taking so long to resolve.

The City of St. Cloud said they do plan on working on this project in the first few weeks of March.

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