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More than 50 homeowners want answers. They say their southwest neighborhood stinks to high heaven because their homes are on top of an old sewer plant.

Now, they tell city officials their health is in jeopardy. On Thursday the residents met with city staff and developers about their issues.

Residents say Stablewood Farms is anything but stable. First they complained about unsteady foundations. Now they say they are falling ill.

It gets inflamed, almost like my arm is on fire, said resident Charles Sanchez.

His rash comes with the rain; and so does the smell that Sanchez says he can t escape in Stablewood Farms.

The house fills up with sewer gas. It gets into the clothes, linens, bedding. I m breathing that in, where am I to go? This is my home, he says. And I feel it s contaminated.

Sanchez's neighbor says the stench emanates from the soil full of what Esmeralda Perez believes are the remnants of a sewer plant. The kids in Stablewood play in the dirt... and Perez and other parents think it s harming them.

It concerns me because I m stuck with all this medication. My kids have asthma. They have rashes. On top of that, they have eczema, says Perez. And all the kids in the neighborhood seem to have similar problems.

Stablewood s homeowners say they were never told about the 18 sewage lagoons that were there before their homes were built upon fill dirt.

The city says the sewer complex was shut down in 1992. They say it s not their problem.

The state s environmental agency says the closure of the plant followed TCEQ guidelines. It s not their problem.

Home-builder, DR Horton, didn t show up. And the land s developer told the crowd he bought the land believing everything was cleaned up.

They have not given us a straight answer, said Perez.

So what now? The civil rights group LULAC is getting involved.

Homeowners say after a decade of questions, they are left to suffer.

My children are getting sick. My neighbors are getting sick. And what s causing it? Perez asks.

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