Sewage Line Backs Up Into SLC Homes

Sewage Line Backs Up Into SLC Homes

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(KSL News) -- A few Salt Lake homeowners discovered a gross mess in their basements.

A sewage line on McClelland Street became clogged, and raw sewage backed up.

City crews were busy cleaning up four homes.

Mike Estrada, Salt Lake City Homeowner: “Five inches of water in the basement. Sewage, actually, it wasn't just water, so I became quite alarmed when I realized what it was."

Rick Bright, Salt Lake City Public Utilities: “As we came up to the site, we found the manholes had standing water..that's a bad sign off the bat "

Public Utilities says this type of thing happens more often in the spring, when tree roots grow and puncture old, underground lines, which in turn creates a back-up.

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