Good heavens. One would think that after the first incident the city would have been on top of the problem. I would think that there would be little doubt about liability in such a case. When a fairly large volume of other peoples sewage backs up into a person's cellar the problem is obviously not the result of anything between the house and the street.
Having left the area in 2002 I am not aware of any efforts or ongoing projects to alleviate the city's sewer problems. Have they actually replaced any of the lines or made any concerted effort to alleviate the problem with storm water overloading the sanitary sewer system?
It's the usual blame game. The city blames the MVWA & vice versa. There is a multi million dollar project right now at the sewage treatment plant that is supposed to address the storm water issue but that wont do anything to address the city's antiquated sewer system that has been neglected for decades. They don't do anything that I know of with water lines or sewers unless there's a break. I'd like to know where the money is going with these constant rate hikes for water & sewer taxes. My suspicion is it's going for debt service to pay off the bonding that was needed to form the WA when they stole Utica's system out from under us & handed it over to the mob who run this county.
As far as this guy is concerned they'll string him along. He's in the hood with no pull. It's who you know.