Ten residents in Ellicott Street apartments put in temporary shelter tonight after sewage leak found
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 9, 2013 - 9:20pm
Ten adults living in rental property on Ellicott Street, Batavia, were displaced tonight after a sewage leak was discovered in the basement of their apartment building.
City fire was called to 665 Ellicott St., Batavia, at 7:45 p.m. for a pump detail, but when firefighters arrived what they discovered wasn't just water in the basement, but sewage as well.
The cause of the sewage leak wasn't determined, said fire Capt. Greg Shilvok, adding that many times such leaks can be minor and easy to repair, but until it is, the residents need to be evacuated.
The landlord will repair the leak in the morning.
In the meantime, the Red Cross assisted with relocating the residents to temporary shelter and the landlord was also able to provide overnight accommodations to some of his tenants, Shilvok said.
City fire cleared the scene at 10 p.m.