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my home was built in 1955.location:sunnyvale,ca.
theres a city tree between the street an sidewalk.
the roots have destroyed the sewer line on edge my property.
Should the city pay for it?? if so,how do I do it??

         Thanks,Martin

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Hi Martin-
Every city is different, but where I lived in Milwaukee, the homeowner was responsible for the waterline from the city's outlet to the house.  Where I lived, that outlet was on the front lawn.  I can't say how it works in your area.  Your Water Services Department should be able to advise what you do from here.  Sorry I can't be of more help.


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I am a licensed Property/Casualty agent in the state of Wisconsin, a Certified Insurance Counselor and a Certified Insurance Service Representive, with a 15+ year background in personal insurance underwriting. I am currently working in the Homeowners and Auto field, and was licensed in Life and Health insurance years ago. I can provide input if you will give me a "one paragraph what`s the story", however depending on the situation, do note that as policy forms and endorsements vary by the state, the information may be general and educational in nature.

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