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News 5 investigates: A Nightmare in the Basement

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A Manitou Springs homeowner is left with tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage after the city's sewer line got clogged and spilled sewage into her basement. 

The city says another homeowner flushed sanitary wipes down the drain which caused the backflow. 

It took hours for a restoration company to clean up the mess but unfortunately, many of the homeowner's belongings were destroyed. 

The City of Manitou Springs told the homeowner to file a claim. 

She thought the clean up and replacement of her personal belongings would be covered, but the city came back and said they weren't responsible! 

News 5 Investigates the Colorado law that protects government entities from having to pay claims, Monday at 10 p.m. on News 5. 

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