Sewer flooding will be fixed by 2030

By: Diane Benjamin

I asked Public Works Director Kevin Kothe if the work currently being done on East Washington would alleviate the sewer flooding in Eastgate. I’m not sure I got an answer to that question.

Below is his response. Moving up the completion date from 2030 has numerous problems, the first being funding. Another problem is having contractors available to do the work. There is a limit to how much work can be done to roads, sewers, and water lines per year because of limited resources.

Hopefully the next 100 year flood holds off until after 2030. Public comment at Monday’s Council meeting revealed the June sewage problems have happened repeatedly in recent years.

It sounds to me like problems in West Bloomington won’t be fixed with this project. They get a water park though!

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