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Property owners blame City of O'Fallon for storm sewer problems

By Michael Abella | Oct 21, 2016

BELLEVILLE — O'Fallon residents are the suing the city for allegedly failing to properly repair the storm sewer pipe between their properties.

Ronald Mussatto, Teresa Mussatto and Lonny Nichols filed a complaint on Sept. 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the City of O'Fallon.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Dec. 28, 2015, the slope failed between their properties in the area encompassing the storm sewer pipe, causing damages to their property.

The plaintiffs allege the City of O'Fallon  failed to properly compact the fill materials utilized in connection with the storm sewer pipe, failed to properly strip and bench the area and negligently located the pipe in an unstable area.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensation for damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit. They are represented by B. Jay Dowling of Clayborne, Sabo and Wagner LLP in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-511

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