This story uncovers the fact that thousands of Hamilton County residents were dealing with basements that were flooded with storm water and raw sewage following rainstorms. Many homeowners did not report it because of the fear that it might affect the future sale of their homes. However, of the residents who did report the problem, were faced with the fact that no one would accept the responsibility of fixing it. The Metropolitan Sewer District claimed that the responsibility for repairs belonged to the cities. Meanwhile, the cities were claiming that the repair should be done by the Metropolitan Sewer District according to a 1968 contract. After a number of county commission hearings following WCPO's investigation, the MSD finally assumed full responsibility for the repairs.