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CBS Atlanta gets action for residents with sewage in yards

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Residents who have been dealing with raw sewage coming up into their yards for months said they finally have relief after CBS Atlanta did a story on the matter.

Resident Tameca Toms said a mound of toilet paper and gray water are always in her yard. Another neighbor said she reported the issue to East Point Housing Authority workers but no changes were made.

"It's sad because it's a hazard, it's not safe," Toms said. "It's not safe for us, the kids, the community, the environment."

On Friday, when CBS Atlanta's cameras came back to the area, the used toilet paper was cleaned, and a pipe cap was fixed. But Toms said she is concerned that it took media involvement to get a hazardous situation taken care of.

"If it happen again, I don't know if they're going to come out to fix it again without the news people coming," Toms said.

Toms said gray water still flows in her yard. East Point Housing Authority officials were not immediately available for comment, as their offices are closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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