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SeeClickFix: Home drainage troubles Huntsville resident

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

We all know just a little water could do a lot of damage, and one concerned Huntsville resident repeatedly turned to SeeClickFix for help.

This person used pictures and video to get the city's attention on the damage the rain was doing on the Clinton Avenue home.

The drainage problem description states, "Rain runoff from Goldsmith Street is running under my house. Mud has covered my driveway and has clogged my driveway drain."

The July report ended with "Please help."

Huntsville Engineering Department officials say it stems from a project under construction next door, and they are now on top of it. They say, "The City's Engineering Department has been out to the property and asked the contractor to install an erosion control barrier, which he did, but there appears to be a continuing problem. We have been back to the site and asked contractor to put in a silt fence along Goldsmith to better control the drainage. We will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate measures as needed."

Another drainage issue just down the road has yet to be fixed since first reported back in December 2015. The Public Works Department now has plans to fix the concrete inlet on California and Locust Avenue within the next two weeks.

Meanwhile, the engineering department is confident a newly installed silt fence will solve the problem until the construction project is complete.

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