NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A Soundview family has been plagued by plumbing problems for the past five years, things have gotten so bad that they are being forced to take showers outside.

Nilsa Pabon told 1010 WINS reporter Sonia Rincon that sewage has been bubbling up from their toilet and bathtub and flooding their home.

Minor fixes to the building’s plumbing have not been able to solve the problem and now major repairs will be necessary. Those repairs mean that the family has to live with a massive hole in the middle of their apartment while their landlord and a plumber try to fix the ongoing mess.

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A makeshift outdoor shower. (Credit 1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon)

“We’re sitting here outside, waiting until the job is done,” she said.

Nilsa said that the family will be moving soon and she hopes that future tenants do not have to deal with the same problems.

In the mean time the family is washing dishes outside and using their neighbor’s bathroom.

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