HARLEM, Manhattan — A veteran of the United States Naval Reserve who lives in a New York City Housing Authority complex was told it would take nearly three months for repairs to his sink, which was having a sewage problem.
Raw sewage has been coming out of William Alvarez' sink for close to a month. It takes him about two hours to clean it up each time.
“It’s a living hell," Alvarez said. "Sometimes it goes up and it goes down. Nasty sewage."
Alvarez says he went on his My NYCHA app to file a complaint and got a repair date of May 13.
After PIX11 reached out to Alvarez, staff promised to be in his apartment Friday at 9 a.m.
A NYCHA spokesperson says staff have already been in contact with Mr. Alvarez to confirm that a plumber has been scheduled to perform permanent fixes to the kitchen sink drainage issue on March 8.
Staff will do temporary repairs first. PIX11 will stay on this story.
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