Update: Water main break that man said flooded warehouse has bee - WNEM TV 5

Update: Water main break that man said flooded warehouse has been fixed

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

TV5 is getting results after a city water main break that caused a leak in a warehouse basement has been fixed.

Blayne Marsh, the owner of the warehouse, called TV5 after he said his priceless valuables were ruined after the break caused water to stream in for two weeks.

"This is Flint, third world," Marsh told TV5 earlier this week.

He had nothing good to say about the city of Flint's water department.

He said that's because for two weeks he said he had been fighting with a water main break near his warehouse.

"Well, it was a surprise. I've been here over 20 years and I've never had water in my basement," Marsh said.

He said he knew something was wrong two weeks ago when he found his basement covered in water. He called the water department who came to check it out.

"They came out yesterday, tested the water. It was city water. So we knew it was a leak somewhere," Marsh said.

Soon Marsh said the entire street was filled with water, bubbling up from under the road. He said the workers couldn't find the break.

"They couldn't determine where the leak was. They sent different crews throughout the week, but they couldn't find anything," Marsh said.

After days of searching, Marsh said the workers told him they think they've finally found the leak. 

Marsh spent the holiday weekend pumping out water while his family vacationed up north. His basement is ruined and he said he lost antiques left to him by his father when he died.

He is now worried about long term problems with his foundation.

"Well, I think the city should reimburse me. It's their fault. And for all the hassle the past two weeks of coming down here, having to pump the water out. Gas, electricity costs, wear and tear on my truck. It's just a headache," Marsh said.

While it's unclear if the city will reimburse Marsh, he did reach out to TV5 on Friday and said the issue had been fixed.

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