Overcharged Sewer Line in Kirkwood, MO
A sewer line can become overcharged when a we get a heavy amount of rainfall in a short period of time. The City's sewer lines can only handle so much water in a certain period of time.
In these photos you can see what happens when a sewer line becomes overcharged. The sewer lines can not take on any more water. The excess water will relieve itself anywhere it can. In this situation it went into this home's basement. The Metropolitan Sewer District does give some financial assistance, but it is always a good idea to speak with your insurance agent about additional coverage.