The following e-mail was sent (2/16/2019) to the City and County inquiring about the HUGE new storm water pipes being staged up for installation as a part of the new development site west of the Morningside Church.
As many on this e-mail know, the eastside has been experiencing a lot of water—long-standing water—in our neighborhoods and parks; Pedrick Pond is still over the bridge. Many of us understand that this year has been a “high-water” year, one of the top ten rainiest years. However, as we experience these “high-water” years and flooding, we are hopeful that the City and the County are working to mitigate increased wet weather stream flow, flooding and long-standing water. Many of us strongly believe that these occurrences of heavy rain falls and increased stream flow will likely intensify.
With that said, please understand why people on the east side are curious about the VERY large storm water pipes being staged up for installation—asking “where is the water from these new storm water pipes going?” I would be very interested in reviewing the site plans, i.e., retention ponds and storm water flow, for the new development west of Morningside Church.
Thank you, Gerry Miller