What do you do in a quarantine when your home is unsafe? Thousands of people each year experience sewer backups due to our failing sewer system. Tell Cincinnati City Council and Hamilton County Commissioners: Install backup prevention devices or get our residents out of unsafe homes now.
Sign the petition below to our elected leaders. If you're living in an unsafe home due to multiple sewer backups, share your story in the comments section and attach a picture of your sewer backup.
Mayor John Cranley, Members of Cincinnati City Council and Hamilton County Commissioners:
We, the undersigned, demand you take action now to immediately install prevention devices or buy homes in Hamilton County where repeated sewer backups are making them unsafe.
We fear spring rains and tornado warnings that require us to shelter in our basements because our basements will fill with raw sewage. The COVID-19 crisis has put us in an impossible situation where residents are held captive in homes that are making them sick.
We need a resolution now. The City and County are legally obligated under the Global Consent Decree to either resolve illegal sewer backups or to buy our homes. Now, it's more important that ever that the City and County act to comply with the legal requirements to immediately address homes plagued by repeated sewer backups.
Communities United For Action