Water issues account for a solid percentage of constituent issues and addressing them often needs a wider perspective. As our city sees new developments, new roads and changes in infrastructure, removal of trees and other vegetation, there is always a potential that it may shift where all that water goes. Most of us can see it anytime there is a heavy rainfall. Where does it go? We see the water rushing down hills, on the street around the corner, into a (we hope) clear catch basin, etc.

In fact, I’ll be meeting up with the head of our water department Kevin Swail tomorrow to take a look at three different locations. I’m going to keep him busy. And I’m going to try to utilize his talent in his final days with the city before starting a new job in Tennessee (his native state). I wish him the best, and thank him for being so responsive to the residents of Ward 6 over the years.

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Making the water go where it's supposed to go

Making the water go where it’s supposed to go

 

 

4 Responses to Water Issues and a Fond Farewell

  • Ken Duncan says:

    John, speaking of water there appears to be a water main that has burst on John St at approx 16 John St. I have been meaning to go on to the city web site but keep getting busy on other stuff. It has been steadily flowing down to the big drain that goes to the river in front of 26 John for weeks.

  • john says:

    Ken,
    We’ve discovered what the issue is, and we’re addressing it. I hope we can address this very soon.
    Thanks again for pointing this out.

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