Posted: May 30, 2012 4:16 PM
Updated: May 30, 2012 4:47 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville man says a construction project near his home is creating unhealthy conditions inside his home.
Jose Luis Trevino says it's making his life unbearable. The construction is leaving dust. "I have some wounds to my legs. The doctors say I have to keep it open. I can't even keep them open. I have to keep them covered 24/7, because dirt keeps flying into the house," he explains.
Trevino showed us the amount of dust travelling inside his house.
"My fiancée has to clean the house four to five to eight times a day. That's how much dirt goes in there. The windows are open. Sometimes we have to close them, and it gets too hot in there. It's just ridiculous the amount of dirt that comes into the house," he tells us.
The city has gone to the site to talk to the construction crew. Workers say they promised to water the area to limit the dust, but Trevino says they don't do it enough.
"I am blaming the owner. He is the one should have a truck out there watering and keeping the dust down from the neighbors," says Trevino.
City leaders say they have no laws about dusty projects. All they can do is talk to the contractor and hope they address the concerns.
Trevino tells us he's running out of options. He plans to call the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to check on the air quality of his neighborhood.