Maryland homeowners complain about sewage entering their homes – NBC4 Washington
Raw sewage spills into some streets and homes in a community in Accokeek, Maryland.
The Signature Club built by Caruso Homes and Ryan Homes is brand new, but some owners are already saying they regret their purchase.
Alyssa Credle has raw sewage coming out of the driveway and basement of her newly built townhouse. She moved to the Signature Club in May and says the problem started two months ago.
“It was sewers,” she said. “It was feces, urine, tissue paper, whatever. Yes, inside a house.
His house was built by Ryan Homes.
“At the beginning when I called the company there were a lot of problems,” she said. “It was’ Oh, I don’t think that’s a problem for us. It sounds like a personal problem for you. You have to call a plumber. I’m like ‘OK, no problem.’ I did it.
“My plumber is coming out. It winds about 100 feet, ”Credle said. “He said, ‘This problem is not on your property.’ “
Rocks were found in the sewer line and other residents began to complain about the same.
“We don’t even have a WSSC, like most homes in PG County do,” Credle said. “They laid their own pipes with this private company, and they went back and forth, you know, blaming them on them.”
Signature Club single family homes are built by Caruso, row homes by Ryan. The land was developed by Signature 2016. There are subcontractors spread all over the place, making accountability difficult for everyone involved.
“They emailed us a few weeks ago asking us to limit our use of wastewater until they fixed the problem,” Credle said. “And it’s hard for me to understand. How can a whole family not use the bathroom?
A spokesperson for Caruso said a line was broken during the construction of other homes, affecting sewer pressure on less than a dozen of the new townhouses. Now that they figured it out, the issue would have been resolved on Friday.
A sign now warns workers to avoid sewer lines.
This is the second time that Credle has learned that his problem has been resolved.
“We didn’t even have a housewarming party because right now my basement, you know, has huge fans and air purifiers running,” she said. “The carpet has been put up. “
The Signature Club continues to build and sell new homes. When complete, it is also expected to have 300 single family and row homes with a shopping center.
A spokesperson for one of the builders said when the sewer problems started they sent cleaning crews to clean the affected homes.