1. The storm sewers are connected to the sanitary sewers in my old-ass neighborhood. I have my lines rotorooted every 6 months, and the they are clear 50 feet out into the road which leads us to #2. 2. The sewers are completely destroyed and collapsed in the road. 3. The City has reneged 3x in the past 5 years to redo the sewers on our street. Funds and promises are made, and it never happens. 4. 2 years ago they repaved, but did not repair sewers as promised. They "ran out of money" according to the city guy overseeing it all out in the neighborhoods. 5. After the 3rd time I got pinworms following the sewers backflowing into my basement during especially torrential downpours, my wife contacted the City. 6. They put a camera down my lines and told me I was connected "illegally". All houses in my neighborhood are because it's so old, that's how they built it back then: "Combined sewers". 7. They told us we could make a fuss about it, and it would prolly cost me 8-10K to have my downspouts re-routed properly to the storm intakes. 8. But the storm intakes feed the busted combined sewer lines. So that wouldn't work, but if I complained further they "might enforce". 9. Last weekend I was compelled to dose myself for pinworms for the 4th year running following some all too familiar, itching, burning, and wiggling sensations in my rectum (about a month after a "backflow event".) Not too enamored with the City these days. And yeah, it's been a wet spring. And I hate mowing in it too.