Construction to Fix Flooding Creates New Problems - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

03/31/04

Construction to Fix Flooding Creates New Problems

For years, heavy rains have turned the streets in Ardsley Park into rivers. Four months ago, the City of Savannah began an ambitious project to build a huge drain that will funnel flood water from Ardsley Park to the Casey Canal.

The first phase of work involves digging a pit in the middle of East 56th Street east of Waters Avenue. Eventually a culvert will be placed in the pit and covered over. But residents say, the work is causing problems with the tap water and vibrations that are literally shaking their homes apart.

City manager Michael Brown says any damages caused by the construction will be paid for by the city. "We're trying to make sure it doesn't damage a house and if it does we'll make sure all the damage is corrected," he said.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com

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