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PSI Monday: Sewer lines, mudslides and legal loopholes

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Christie Preston owns a home in northwest Charlotte, or at least what's left of it.

"Massive water, mud slides," said Preston as she peered into her basement. "Very, very mucky and gross."

Preston grew up in the house.  Her mom owned it until she passed away.  Now, she spends most every waking moment trying to make it a safe place to live.

"You can see this piece of furniture is sitting sideways," said Preston pointing to a hutch. "The floor is sinking in on one side."

It's going to cost Preston more than $30,000 to make the repairs.  Cash that is tough to come by for a woman with a two-year-old son and a husband serving his country in the military.

"I'm in trouble," said Preston.

It's all because of a mistake admittedly made by a local utility almost 20 years ago, but now while the house sinks in the mud the company is trying to slip through a legal loop hole.

"Do the right thing," said Preston. "That's all I'm asking."

Will they? It's "Problem Solver Investigation" Monday night on WBTV News at 11:00.

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