LAYTON — At least three homeowners north of the Layton Hills Mall are dealing with water in their basements, possibly because of melting snow and a high water table.

"We've got a ton of water," said Zanette Halliday, who lives east of Interstate 15 off Antelope Drive. "We've got a sump pump running and two carpet cleaners, and we're able to keep it to an inch to 2 inches. It's coming in like crazy."

Layton public safety dispatchers said the public works department checked the pipes in the neighborhood. None were broken. It was determined the water was from the runoff of melting snow. No one from public works was available for comment Thursday night.

Halliday was puzzled because her lawn is not saturated with water. But she said her area received about 3 feet of snow during Christmastime.

Halliday estimates damage to her house to be in the thousands. Her homeowners insurance policy doesn't cover such natural acts, she said. She and her husband finished their basement piecemeal starting four years ago. They finished painting a couple weeks ago.

"I have eight kids, and we moved everybody upstairs," she said.


E-mail: lhancock@desnews.com

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