Technical expert in a case where flow from a trunk sewer flooded and severely damaged a million dollar home in Southern California. The sewage leak was caused not by a blockage of the trunk sewer, but by the inadequate hydraulic capacity of the sewer. The major issues in the case involved whether having inadequate hydraulic capacity was within the normal Standard of Care and the adequacy of maintenance of an existing backflow prevention valve, which had been installed years before when the house was built, but the existence of which was unknown both to the Sanitary District and to the homeowner.
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Bonneau Dickson, PE