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City sewer floods basement

Discussion in 'Homeowners, Fire, Casualty' started by scoopinpoop, Sep 19, 2014.

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  1. scoopinpoop

    scoopinpoop Law Topic Starter New Member

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    A city sewer line in front of my house became clogged which resulted in 6" of raw sewage to be deposited into my finished basement. I have some insurance but it will not cover the cost of the cleanup and fixup. Is it possible to get some resitution from the city to cover the balance? I live in Manchester, NH. Thank you.
     
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    You should file a claim with your homeowners insurance. Generally, a city is not liable for acts of God. You could of course attempt to identify everyone up-line who deposited inappropriate items into the sewer and attempt to sue them.
     
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    mightymoose Moderator

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    It's a clogged sewer really an act if God?
    Send to me like a city maintenance issue.
    Ask your insurance company if the city had an liability. They can point you in the right direction.
    Regardless, making a claim with the city once you can document actual losses can't hurt.
     

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