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Attorney plans to prove city is to blame for Spearfish sewer saga

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The Spearfish sewer saga continues.

Private Attorney John Fitzgerald says he's is trying to figure out what caused raw sewage to back-up in basements, washing machines, and water heaters in the homes of some residents in Spearfish.

It happened when the snow began to melt after the October blizzard.

In December, homeowners filed a lawsuit against the city complaining of sewage problems.

Tom Brady, city attorney, maintains the city is not responsible for the smelly situation.

Fitzgerald says he suspects a storm drain is adding water to the sewage line and he plans to prove it "Just be pumping a bunch of dye down the storm, and we'll have someone at Eighth Street and if we see pink, then we know there's a least one leak," said Fitzgerald.

Brady says Fitzgerald is "grabbing at ghosts." 

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