The city of Lincoln, Neb., is having to pay 1000’;s to more than a dozen homeowners whose basements have been flooded with sewage.
A water major break in the Belmont community of north Lincoln early New Year’s Day filled a close by manhole and induced the sewer to back up into the basements of 21 residences.
Assistant city lawyer Marcee Brownlee tells the Lincoln Journal Star that the city is paying out claims because it knew there was a issue with the water primary. On Aug. 27, the identical water principal broke, filling up the identical manhole.
The city is having to pay $ 127,000 for sixteen of the 20 claims. The 4 other claims remain in dispute.
Claims approved so far variety from $ 1,117 to $ 21,569.
And this summer season, the forty-year-previous water main will be replaced.
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