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Homeowners sue Granite City over sewage backup

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 4, 2017


EDWARDSVILLE — Several Madison County homeowners are suing Granite City after sewage allegedly backed up into their homes.

Albert Trtanj, Merry Trtanj, Jacquelyn Sigite, Jane Mangi and Terry Mangi, the residents of three different homes, filed a complaint on March 27 in the Madison County Circuit Court against the city alleging it breached its duty to operate the sewer system in a safe and reasonable manner.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on May 12, 2016, Granite City's sewer system backed up and raw sewage flowed into the basements of their homes.

As a result, the plaintiffs claim they sustained extensive damages to their real and personal properties, sickness and personal injuries. They have endured discomfort and annoyance and have incurred costs to fix their home damage.

The plaintiffs allege Granite City failed to prevent sewage from discharging into the plaintiffs' residences and failed to respond to the plaintiffs' complaint of sewer backup in a timely manner.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant for damages in excess of $50,000, costs for this action and such other relief as the court may deem appropriate.

They are represented by Hrant "Hud" Norsigian of Norsigian Law Office LLC in O'Fallon.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-420

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