What happens in the event that a municipal sewer line causes a back-up of sewage in my home?
Most municipal councils will have regulations governing this situation such as by-laws that require property owners to have a back-water check valve on their sewer lines to prevent sewage from backing up into their homes. If you are not fortunate enough to have a back-water check valve on your line and you have sewage backing up into your home, you should immediately take whatever action is necessary to deal with the situation. (Clean-up, repairs, etc.) You should also contact your council to inform them of your problem. Council can have the matter checked out to determine possible causes and inform you of the city/town’s obligation, if any. You should immediately contact your insurance company as there may be an option for claims on damages.
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- What happens in the event that a municipal sewer line causes a back-up of sewage in my home?