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China Spring neighborhood overwhelmed by stench of sewage, but no one knows where it's coming from

Posted at 10:34 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 23:34:30-04

CHINA SPRING, TX — A China Spring neighborhood is worried for their health after an overwhelming sewage odor made its way into their homes, and they fear it'll only get worse.

People in the High Point Addition neighborhood say the sewage smell is causing them to have headaches, dizziness, nausea, and even vomiting.

"It's enough to take your breath away. It'll gag you," said resident William Dickson

Waco Water Utility services said they've gone through and put a camera through the sewage lines and found no problems.

They've also flushed nearly 13,000 gallons of water to the force main that's coming from China Spring Elementary School, suspecting that the school may be the source of problem.

"There's children in this neighborhood too. You know my mother is 81. She's medically fragile. I'm very concerned about this," said another neighbor.

"We're still trying to figure it out, and we're gonna do whatever we can to fix whatever issue there might be," said Johnathan Echols with Waco Water Utility.

Even Members of the hazmat team have gone out and took air samples, but found no dangerous results.

City officials said they plan to conduct some smoke testing on the sewer lines to see if they can find any form of leaks in the area.