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Who is responsible for sewer back up in your house if you pay village sewer rates?

we had a sewage back up TWICE in our home in 10 days. we live in a village and we pay village sewage rates. the village said they are not responsible. it is their piping how can they not be responsible.

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Causes of Sewer Backup
? Blockages Due to Tree Roots: Shrubs and trees seeking moisture can make their way into sewer line cracks causing extensive damage. They may start out small, getting into a small crack in the pipe; but as the tree or shrub continues to grow, so does the root. Tree roots can enter the service pipe at joints and cause blockages. They can also travel a long way, and roots from different types of trees act differently. If you suspect that city trees are responsible for sewer line damage, your plumber can contact the city and samples of the roots will be used to help identify the trees and who is responsible for cleanup. Sometimes a blockage is the result of a combination of city and private trees. In this case costs are split between the city and property owner.
? Sanitary Main: A blockage can occur in a city sanitary main. If the blockage is not detected in time, sewage from the main can back up into homes and businesses through floor drains. Usually this happens slowly, giving the owner time to call a licensed plumber to assess the damage. If water is entering your basement at a rapid rate, call the city public works office and report the problem immediately so that a city operator can investigate.

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The county or city will figure out the problem and make the owner fix it, if it's their fault if it's not, they will fix it. That's the law when there is an inner-city sewer problem. It's a lot different in the country, it's almost always the owners fault. the owner is responsible for having sewage pumped out if it's backing up. IF they find out it's the communities lines causing the back -up( busted or corroded pipes) you can probably get reimbursed. sounds like the tank is full and needs to be pumped out.

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alex8684

Next time you have a problem call the city str8 up. Over here I think is 611 it don't matter, look it up. But they come to fix it right away whatever the problem is (if outdoors, on your property or not.
If the problem is underground it's their business and they will fix it right away. Stop dealing with village association they have no idea sometimes

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