Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sewer story

The Northwestern reports this morning that the city has nothing to fear from sewer claims since the city "has a regular sewer maintenance program in place, undergoes inspection and repairs [sic] and provides timely reports to it's [sic] insurance carriers on the status of it's sewage system."

Maybe, maybe not.

It seems to me that the big flaw in this argument is that the city has known, or should have known, that the sewer system is compromised because the city fails to enforce its own rules against illegal hookups.

Thus many of these basement backups over the last couple of years have been preventable.

Sounds like negligence to me.

My guess is that some smart lawyer can take that to the bank, and all of us taxpayers to the cleaners.

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