Sewage spill at Essex Village prompts questions of more criminal charges

Sewage spill at Essex Village prompts questions of more criminal charges

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - There's been another sewage spill at Essex Village, and county leaders say they're looking to see if they have the authority to issue any violations.

It happened Wednesday afternoon. County leaders say management did respond and got a plumber to come out and fix the problem.

As the Henrico's largest subsidized housing complex, Essex has been scrutinized for the living conditions. It's gotten to the point that any building code violations discovered by county officials will now become a criminal charge.

The most recent sewage overflow did not impact renters.

We did hear back from PK Management about our ongoing investigations into the apartment complex:

In December 2016, PK Management received notice of multiple county code violations.  We mobilized our company resources to respond and correct the issues, and we have been working diligently to remedy the violations and otherwise improve the property.

RELATED STORIES

Copyright 2017 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved