Commerce City homes flooded when sewer main breaks
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – A sewer main break flooded more than 30 homes Tuesday morning in the neighborhood around 80th and Quince. The incident caused thousands of dollars of damage.
“We just didn’t understand why the South Adams County Water District took so long to turn off the flow,” said Emily Encinias, who was standing outside her home with all of her basement possessions lined up on the fence. “We called the break in, but it seemed like it took crews a very long time to get here and turn off the flow.”
District Director Jim Jones said they dispatched two clean up companies to suck up water, pull up carpeting and get damaged items out before mold could set in.
“We want to assess damage and are asking homeowners to do the same,” Jones said. “Please make insurance claims with your agent so that our insurance company can work with theirs to come up with a way to get damage paid for.”
Both ServePro and Jim Black Construction companies were putting undamaged items into pods that are up and down the blocks. The damaged goods were picked up by the city trash crews.
Residents are encouraged to attend a 7PM board meeting Wednesday.