Robstown resident claims sewage water is spilling into her home, City denies broken water lines

Posted at 9:42 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 22:42:01-04



A Robstown homeowner says the city’s sewer system is causing dirt, sewage water, and foul smells to come inside her home.

“It smells like rotten egg and it smells like sewer,” said the resident.

This resident says that in the last 2 weeks, all 3 of the toilets in her home have backed up. And most recently that overflow flooded into her bedroom and living room.

‘When I walked into my bedroom I just walked into water where it was like splash,” said the resident.

She says she’s reached out to the Robstown Utilities Department regarding the lines but has been told the issue is not on the cities end.

“We’ve replaced the actual pipes and stuff that’s not the issue,” she said.

I spoke to the Utilities Department who say they’ve inserted a camera into the lines to see what’s been happening.

They say the only issue they found was a difference in pipe sizes, which they’ve gone out and replaced.

They added that issue isn’t what is making this residents toilets backup and overflow, however.

The city did say if they find that someone’s home is damaged due to a water line problem on their end, they would assume responsibility and costs to make any repairs.

The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality has asked the city to conduct smoke testing for this home in the coming days. We’ll continue to follow up.