For two years Billy Stewart, a tenant at an apartment complex on North Pilgrim St. in Stockton, has showered in a tub that floods with brown water, and used a kitchen infested with cockroaches.
"You turn the light off at one or two in the morning, come back in here and the whole floor, cabinet, everything is covered in nothing but roaches," Stewart said.
But Stewart says even his living conditions are not as bad as his neighbors' downstairs who had wastewater flooding their apartments.
"My neighbor had to dump out three or four buckets of water like six times a day out of their house," Calen Smith, one of the downstairs tenants, said.
Contract workers say the problem was an old pipe. Those tenants who were most affected have been relocated to a hotel.