Water with excrement entered the houses of a complete block in the neighvourhood ”Cristo del Rosario”. The residents affirm that it happens each time it rains, but that yesterday, without any rains, their houses were flooded.
Jorge Sandoval, a resident, indicates that the problem started two years ago. “When they started cleaning-up of the lake they changed the sewer system with less thick pipes”.
Residents have called the Nicaraguan Aqueducts and Sewer Systems (Enacal) for help, but the only answer received was that they should open a hole so that the water goes out into the street.
“Each time it rains we have a mess in our yards and if we don’t remove the water ourselves it comes into the house. When this happens the water comes from the toilets and from the drainage of our bath”, says Juana Balladares Obando.
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Source: La Prensa.com.ni, 12 september 2010