The MHOG Utility Department regrets that you have experienced a sewer disposal system event. We strongly urge you to check with your homeowner's insurance policy to see if coverage is provided.
It is the property owner's responsibility to use the reasonable precautions to preserve and protect the damaged property and take all necessary steps to reduce further damage. If you feel a health hazard exists, enclosed is written material to use as a guide in dealing with certain items.
Current Michigan Law Public Act 170 of 1964, as amended by Public Act 222 of 2001, requires that persons seeking compensation for personal injury or property damage must show that all of the following existed at the time of the event.
You are also required to comply with the written notice requirements of the Act. Any claim you make must be submitted in writing within 45 days after the date the damage or physical injury was discovered or should have been discovered. The written notice must contain your full 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. Please print and complete the claim form and include when reporting your claim.
The MHOG Utility Department field representatives or employees are not permitted to authorize repairs, clean-up or replacement of damaged items. All authorizations must be made by the designated Officials of the MHOG Utility Department. Representatives can be contacted at (810) 227-5225 between hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.