Intense Rains Cause Havoc at Boone Lofts

My place of residence made the front page of the community newspaper. Not for a good thing, though.


“Several days of heavy rains had caused a startling sewage back-up in the high-end apartments, and also caused 30-year old heating oil to leak from a tank that had been buried underground, beneath the Boone Lofts parking lot…. Residents have reported a number of sewage problems over the last few months, with one affected resident describing the sewage as ‘spraying’ from her kitchen sink”

HAZMAT evacuated the building when I wasn’t here, so I didn’t actually know the extent of the problem until like a week later. I’ve met the resident with the spraying sewage, and know that she still hasn’t been able to move back into her apartment. There has been some bad luck with the maintenance — during winter, they installed heaters in the halls, only to be unable to use them after they caught fire.

Luckily (for me, anyway) most of the problems have been isolated to the first floor — the heater fire was on the first floor, the sewage problem was on the first floor, and there was an electrical fire on the first floor when the sprinklers went off and the floor got flooded. I had more of a hassle when I moved in, because I had to carry my stuff up flights of stairs, but at least I avoided those problems.

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