During periods of heavy precipitation, it is not uncommon for the residents of Eagle Brook to face over a foot of water while entering their neighborhood. the last two major events were compounded by cardboard recycling blocking the storm drain inlets. We cannot stress enough the importance of keeping storm drains cleared. The neighborhood also received a significant amount of run-off from the properties to the South. The current storm sewer system did not have the capacity to handle that amount of water and transport it to the Lee Foit Ditch in a timely manner. The corrugated metal pipes were also starting to corrode and fall apart.
Our plan of attack was to catch as much water coming from neighboring properties before it reaches the Eagle Brook Streets. We also wanted to add additional inlets to create more opportunity to drain the streets. We updated and up-sized our main line running through Eagle Brook Circle (the worst drainage area).
Inlets, structures, and pipes were installed in October. Repaving should occur before the end of October. The total cost of the project will be approximately $32,000 dollars.
We will monitor the result the of the project through next Spring. If the work is proven to be in adequate to relieve the flooding in the area, the MS4 department has a couple more ideas to implement. We held off on these ideas due to cost and disruption to home-owners.
During Construction Pictures: