Residents who live on Radio Road say raw sewage has been leaking into their yards for 12 hours after a sewage line break.

"I am not a scientist, but it stinks," said resident Steve Coleman.

He came home Wednesday night to find his yard saturated with raw sewage. All of his neighbors had the same problem.

"It smells bad, whatever is going down the drain is coming out in the yard," said Coleman.

Public Works officials said while workers were in the process of replacing an old sewer line, a service line was impacted, causing the main to clog.

"Apparently something in the line up the street broke, and it stopped the flow of drainage which means it comes backwards. We got home about 8:30 p.m. and it is coming up out of the manhole, so we opened up all of the cleanout plugs and let it drain in the ground," said Coleman.

Even with all of the mess in his yard, he is happy with how Public Works handled the problem.

"They reacted immediately, in just a couple of hours they rounded up the troops," Coleman said.

After several hours of repair, the sanitary sewer service was restored to everyone affected.