CITY OF EASTPOINTE
COUNTY OF MACOMB
STATE OF MICHIGAN
SEWER BACKUP CLAIMS NOTICE
If you contacted the City of Eastpointe in regards to a sewer problem at
your residence, Michigan Public Act 222 of 2001 requires the City of
Eastpointe to send out a claim form even though the city may not be
responsible for your problem so that you can provide proper notice to the
city of a claim for damages as a result of a sewer backup. The completed
Claim Notice must be mailed back to the following address:
City of Eastpointe
Attn: Risk Manager
23200 Gratiot Avenue
Eastpointe, MI 48021
FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE REQUIRED CLAIM NOTICE WILL PREVENT
RECOVERY OF DAMAGES.
If you experience an overflow or backup of a sewage disposal system or
storm water system and you intend to file a claim, any claim you make
must be filed in writing with the city within 45 days after the date of damage
or physical injury was discovered. The written notice must contain your
name, address, telephone number, the address of the affected property, the
date of discovery of any property damage or physical injury, and a brief
description of the claim.
Public Act 170 of 1964, as amended by Public Act 222 of 2001, requires that
if you are seeking compensation for personal injury or property damage,
you must show that the sewage disposal system had a defect; that the
appropriate government agency knew, or reasonably should have known,
about the defect; that the defect was not remedied by the government
agency in a responsible time; that the property damage or personal injury
resulted because of the defect; and that you own and have related the
value of the damaged personal property.
For further information and questions, please contact the city’s risk
manager at the City of Eastpointe Finance Department at (586) 445-5030.