She was told the cause of the flooding is rooted in her front yard. The weight of a tree was crushing the pipe. Calixto got estimates to fix the problem. The price tag was upwards of $8,800. Calixto said her warranty won’t cover the fix because the problem is past 125 feet of pipe. Normal sewer lines are shorter than 100 feet. Unable to use their water, the family went into emergency housing. For several weeks, they lived in a hotel. “I was worried about where I was going to go with the kids, where I was going to come up with all this money,” Calixto said. Soon, money for that hotel ran out. The family has since left the hotel and split up to live with relatives in three different homes.
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