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Residents fighting back after homes allegedly damaged in water main break

In late July, a water main broke on Valentine Avenue, which is a block away from the park, according to city records.

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 7:28 PM
Updated: Aug 20, 2019 7:28 PM

SUTHERLIN, Ore. -- Residents at Meadows Park in Sutherlin are fighting back after their homes were allegedly damaged when a water main broke nearby.

In late July, a water main broke on Valentine Avenue, which is a block away from the mobile home park, according to city records.

The same day, residents said they started noticing brown water coming out of their faucets, exploding water heaters, flooding and black mold.

Resident Tina Avendano said it’s frustrating to see her home the way it is right now.

“It’s really gross," she said. “Black water when you come out of the shower. Some of it's pee water, some of it's charcoal water.”

Residents said they are fed up with the conditions, and they’re banding together to file a class action lawsuit. They said they already have 30 residents on the list addressing their issues.

KEZI 9 News reached out to the city of Sutherlin, and they said they were not aware of the issue. However, they said they’re opening an investigation moving forward.

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