Neighbors Raise Stink, Get Results - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/10/08

Neighbors Raise Stink, Get Results

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Wednesday night, some Lubbock residents raised a stink over the defective sewer line in their neighborhood.   It's a story NewsChannel 11 first brought you back in August.

Thirty or more folks met with city officials at Parsons Elementary.  The city admits the sewer line near 60th and University has a problem.   The neighbors, from places like 60th & Boston and 59th & Canton, claim that the problem puts an absolute rancid smell around their homes and yards.

Now they have the city's promise to get it fixed.   City Councilman Todd Klein says, "It's easy for me to be in front of a camera and say we'll get it done. The proof will be whether we actually get that taken care of. And I guarantee you I will make this the top priority."

Klein hopes to have it done before the end of the year.  He says the one thing that might slow it down is bad weather.

Resident Rebecca Laurent who lives in the 2700 block of 60th says she's pleased with Wednesday's city response.   She says, "It's gonna be before the end of the year so we are just totally elated that the system has worked and if you bring something to city council, they'll take care of it."

By the way, the city says the estimated cost will be $300,000.

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