I thought I recognized the street in the photo. It’s at the foot of our street!
A sewage pipe dating back to 1914 has collapsed, affecting 10 houses that were connected to the same line. It’s called a “party line”. Some party. Raw sewage in basements. Water shutoffs during the heat wave.
I didn’t have to go far for my own photos this morning … just to the bottom of our block. Emergency repairs are underway, but proper, separate pipes will have to follow. The city should pay the costs. Have the homeowners not been paying for full sewer service and getting one tenth of what they thought they were receiving?