Washington Flood Relief Projects Progressing

Washington city council says it's working to fix a flooding problem that can often be a major issue when the city has heavy rain.

Such was the case last September when cars barely made it through Market Street.

City council previously approved $400-million in bonds to pay to replace small culverts with larger ones.

The project is slated to be completed next year. That's when payment of the bonds begins.

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  • by None Location: None on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    The WDN states that the total project will cost tax payers 4 million
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      by Anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 at 05:45 PM in reply to None
      It is money well spent if it keeps any and all houses and businesses in town from flooding in the future.
  • by Smallwood Resident on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    This project has nothing to do with how many city councilmen or city officials live in Smallwood. It does get more flood water out of the city. If you live in Iron Creek and you have a gripe about flooding, then do like we did and go to the city council meetings and make your gripes know. If you own property anywhere in the city and you are prone to flooding, make your concerns known to the city council. Stop whining in Sound Off in the WDN, get off your backside and do something about it. Whining will accomplish nothing. Waiting for someone to do it for you will not get it done. If you pay taxes, make the city spend your tax mnney to help YOU. This ball is in your whining court. Let's see if you are up to the challenge.
  • by @common sense pedestrian on Jul 19, 2011 at 03:59 AM
    Apparently you did not pay attention in math class, count your zeros again...
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      by None on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:24 AM in reply to @common sense pedestrian
      The WDN states that the total project will cost tax payers 4 million
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      by common sense pedestrian on Jul 19, 2011 at 01:37 PM in reply to @common sense pedestrian
      apparently you know nothing about the entire project. Check it out,,the total cost is 4 million. A waste when you have nowhere to pump the water to after it fills up the oversized pipes that are being put in.Im at every council meeting and see more money wasted then most can even imagine.. Pet projects for the few who get out and vote.
  • by Waterlogged Location: ENC on Jul 19, 2011 at 03:18 AM
    In response to common sense-there is a big differance between 400 thousand and 4 million dollars,but maybe Washington needs 4 million to fix that area as well as other places that floods with large amounts of rain fall. I live inside the city limits and get flooded once or twice a year,I called them and they tell me sorry there is nothing they can do. What is a person to do-pack up and leave Washington? Then they will lose the tax money they paid. Washington needs to fix alot of areas and probably has the money to fix them with.Tried of paying taxes and other fees for things that don't work.
  • by common sense pedestrian on Jul 18, 2011 at 09:43 PM
    Soooo. The city spends 4 million because 3 people in one of the richest neighborhoods in washington complained about their yard flooding and having to replace their ac units on more than one occasion.. Think about all the other people in town that don't have insurance and get no help when the rest of the city floods,, Common sense would say if your ac unit floods then raise it off the ground.. Anyway this is gonna be 4 million wasted. When the whole town is almost at sea level there is nowhere for the water to go. Almost as much of a waste of money as the money spent for useless projects at the water front.

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