By: Diane Benjamin
Remember this story? https://blnnews.com/2021/06/28/normal-underpass-over-sewers/
Instead of fixing problems – or even responding to citizens with problems – Normal plans to use storm water funds to build the underpass.
Is every sewer separated from storm water in the Town of Normal? It is required to prevent backup sewage problems in heavy rains. If the rain wasn’t combining with the sewage – backups wouldn’t be possible.
Know where Maplewood Drive is?
Basements flooded with sewage in the same area last year, the Town of Normal did nothing to fix the problem. One family I spoke to sent an email to the entire Council after their basement flooded again, no surprise – only Stan Nord responded.
The family that sent the picture below had 3 feet of sewage in their basement after last weeks rains. It destroyed the washer and dryer, the furnace, the hot water heater, and many personal items. These pictures are after the flood receded. Sewage came in through drains and a toilet, they aren’t the only area family affected. Last year the damage was $25,000, they expect this flood to cost $50,000.
Remember the water problems in the Oakdale-Ruston-Grove area? The Town of Normal had to be shamed into fixing the problems. Evidently they have to be shamed into fixing this sewer system too.
I bet fixing wouldn’t take long if this had happened to anybody on the Council.
Maybe Koos will schedule another “attack Stan” meeting for daring to respond to a citizens. Koos has been “unavailable” when they tried to reach him.