A sewer line ruptured Wednesday morning, sending raw sewage into people’s basements in Millersville Lancaster County. And the cleanup continues. The Millersville borough manager says their insurance company will most likely not cover the damage from the spill. That means homeowners could have to pay for the cleanup.
Chris Potts is one of those residents whose home flooded. He used to teach music classes out of his basement. But now he’s temporarily out of business after roughly 5 inches of raw sewage flooded it.
As many as 10 homes have been affected by the spill. Homeowners could be facing cleanup and repair expenses anywhere from $5,000 to $60,000 dollars. Potts described the smell during the cleanup which lasted roughly 12 hours.
He said “it sort of choked you kind of. Oh it was disgusting. Like a Port-A-Potty. You know, really gross.” The borough manager says they’ll find out early next week who will pay for the cleanup.