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Pomona homeowner to sue Suez Water, claiming water main break damages driveway

The incident allegedly happened in 2017, but Todd Feiertag says the company refuses to pay for the damages.

News 12 Staff

Jan 19, 2021, 11:13 PM

Updated 1,245 days ago

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A Pomona homeowner is filing a lawsuit against Suez Water following a water main break that allegedly damaged his driveway.
The incident allegedly happened in 2017, but Todd Feiertag says the company refuses to pay for the damages.
In a letter, the insurance company representing Suez Water says there’s no evidence of its water main falling short; therefore, it says it isn't legally responsible. 
However, Feiertag believes otherwise. He tells News 12 he’s on a fixed income and cannot afford to repair the driveway costs at nearly $4,000.
The homeowner plans to take the company to small claims court for the maximum amount allowed, which is $3,000.
Feiertag compares the situation to David and Goliath. “A senior citizen against a multibillion-dollar monopoly who feels they can damage someone’s property and get away with it,” says Feiertag.
Suez Water issued a statement to News 12 that says if Suez is responsible, then the claim will be paid accordingly. 


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