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.