For the past 2 years i get raw sewage in my yard every time it rains alot.it comes out of the sewer pipe in my yard.
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Have they said why they will not repair the pipe? Is it the sewer department's problem or yours? Where I live, sometimes it is only the sewer main in the street and the connection to it that is the utility's responsibility, and the pipe on someone's property leading between the house and the main is the homeowner's responsibility. Be sure you know who is responsible for this section of the pipe.
Assuming it is the utility's responsibility, you need to operate on the theory that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Notify and keep after any and all municipal or county officials having jurisdiction over the sewer department. Perhaps your State Delegate or State Senator can help. Your local health department should be notified. A finding that this is a health hazard may prompt action. The state environmental agency may also be a place to call.
Beyond being a monumental and persistent pest to all you can be until they act, any local lawyer who deals with government issues or civil matters should be able to take this on, but the issue, especially in a small community, is do any want to take on the local government? Good luck.
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