SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Pipes affected during the winter freeze are now starting to bust. And according to residents, they're causing a leaky mess all over the city.
"Look at that, its unbelievable isn't it."
Rebecca Davis lives along Ruth Avenue in Shreveport. She says a busted pipe caused water to pour onto her property creating a brook at the foot of her home.
"It was all in my front yard… All the way over to those trees over there. It was bad"
She says she's been trying to get something done but had no luck.
"I called six times to the water department, twice to my councilman and look at it, it still just going 90 to nothing," said Davis.
Weeks later, the spill spread all the way down her street. It created a stream in front of every house located on her side of the block.
"You can see the water bubbling. You see it going down its just standing in my yard, it's standing in my next door neighbors yard. I'm concerned about the mosquitoes, I'm concerned about the grass dying. My driveway has a crack I'm concerned about that too."
Becky Singletary says Davis' calls did not go unanswered. She says the city has been by to look at the break several times.
"They come out and look and its sort of like they just sit there and scratch their heads and say 'yes you're right we'll get it fixed.'"
KSLA News 12 reached out to the city's water and sewage department. They sent out a statement saying,
But residents here say their needs are simple so they should be fixed sooner than later.
"What do you want them to come out and do? Do you think they need to stop it? That would be a good idea wouldn't it," Davis said.