Saguenay citizens complain of recurring water damage. After Canton-Tremblay and Larrière, it is the turn of the residents of the Dubose neighborhood, in Arvida, to live the nightmare.
Last Friday, the region received large amounts of rain. So much so that the city’s aqueduct network is no longer enough to evacuate the water. About twenty homes suffer significant water damage.
For some, this is the second disaster in just four years.
One resident admits to never having had a water problem during the first ten years after purchasing his residence. But now it’s Groundhog Day. Benoit Tremblay has to redo his entire basement for the fourth time.
“I had to move one of my children to my mother’s house while repairs were being done. We had about an inch and a half of water throughout the basement. We had to remove everything, rip everything out,” she said.
This time your insurance company no longer covers the damage. He had too many disasters.
However, he invested nearly $30,000 in work to add drains and valves so the problems wouldn’t happen again. Several other victims admit to having made numerous modifications since 2019 and despite everything, the problem persists.
“There are some who have had the perimeter of their house and the front of their house dug down. They changed the pipe, the non-return valves and they have the same water. He backs away in the shower, everywhere. These people are discouraged,” said district councilor Jean-Marc Crevier.
The large amounts of water recently received in the area especially affect Barrette, Cousineau, Prémont and Dubose streets.
The city does not know the reason for the problem. Councilor Jean-Marc Crevier maintains that the problem needs to be corrected. He invites victims to file a complaint with the City. The latter have a period of 14 days after the declaration of disaster to send their complaint.
Benoit Tremblay brought together affected citizens to form a committee.
“We are mobilizing together to notify the city that they must carry out work. There’s something wrong here. Two water damages in four years is unacceptable,” he stated.
“We don’t want that to happen again, that’s really our goal,” he added. We will start by acting. If the city does not act, we cannot exclude the possibility of going further.”