- July 22, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen voted 4-0, with one abstention, Tuesday to deny a request by a business owner to pay the entire plumber’s bill for a sewer backup into her building that was caused by a plugged main May 28 on Park Street/Route 133.
Brenda Brochu, owner of BB Events and Rentals, which is in the former Bowen Brothers Jeep building, requested the town pay $433.84, the total cost to have a plumber take care of the backup.
The Sewer Department had paid $216.92, which covered half.
Brochu said she initially noticed seepage around the toilet and thought the wax seal was leaking. She called a plumber and cleaned up the raw sewage. A representative of A. Maurais & Son Plumbing Inc. in Jay called the Livermore Falls Sewer Department to confirm the main was clear and flowing, Superintendent Mark Holt said.
Holt had an on-call employee respond to the site to check the main and once there, they asked the plumber to run a snake through the clean-out…