Health officials investigate after tenant reports sewage leaking into apartment

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 3, 2014)– The Marion County Health Department is investigating sanitation complaints at an Indianapolis apartment after a tenet complained of leaking sewage from the bathroom ceiling.

Jazmine Edwards said the issue started two weeks ago at the Carmel Creek Apartments off Mission Drive in Indianapolis.

“As you can see, the water from the floor that was just dropped in from the mop is brown,” said Edwards. “It’s coming from the ceiling.”

Sewage water from an apartment above Edwards’ is trickling down into her unit. There is a hole in Edwards’ bathroom ceiling where maintenance worked to fix the issue.

“I am very concerned for my health. Not only is it feces, it is someone else`s waste! It is disgusting,” said Edwards.

Edwards called the Marion County Health Department.

The Marion County Health Department told FOX59 complaints at the unit include heat duct, roaches and interior walls in disrepair.

“I don`t think they are taking it serious enough,” said Edwards, referring to the health department and apartment management.

FOX59 tried to call management at the apartment complex. However, when we dialed the emergency number offered, someone who doesn’t work at the complex answered the phone. Tracey Salazar said she’s received hundreds of calls from tenets at the apartment, complaining about sanitation and security issues.

“I have no idea what Carmel Creek Apartments was even, or where they are even located.  It gets so upsetting. There have been people locked out of their apartments in the dead of winter, no heat. It is frustrating, because I can`t help them,” said Tracey Salazar.

Salazar has never worked or lived at the apartment. Salazar sent a letter to management in January asking them to stop listing her number as the emergency contact: “They still have not done anything.”

Edwards said management at the complex is not concerned with tenet issues.

“This is horrible. I am very upset,” said Edwards.

Management at Carmel Creek Apartments did not return FOX59’s calls or emails.

The Marion County Health Department said they are investigating these sanitary complaints and are “working with management to clean up the issues.”

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