Flooding again an issue for some residents of Dearborn Heights. In the month of July there was so much rain residents in the area one block north of Michigan Avenue, just behind the TCF Bank. Are flooded yet again. The difference this time is that some residents noticed the DPW trucks parked at the end of some streets and DPW workers doing something. Obviously some resident must have called the city to let them know they were flooding again. When finished doing what ever they did the water whooshed and was gone. These DPW workers were seen on more than one block of the flooded area by residents and were seen going down in the sewer. This area of the City is notorious for flooding one person has stated that the flooding only happened on his side of the street. Homes behind and across the street didn’t flood. Another home owner brought out a company to look at the lines of the house. Sewer lines clear company said this is a problem with the City. Another home owner had his sewer lines video recorded that home owner decided to replace lines from house to City sewer lines. At a cost of 2,000.00 and yes they flooded twice since doing that. I can’t understand why the administration after all these years hasn’t gotten a handle on this problem? I’m not sure what the DPW did over in that area to get the water to drain so fast, but they must know what the problem is.
As residents we don’t know how much the administration pays out in flooding settlements. You can see charges for lawyer fees on the agendas. All expensive related to flooding are paid for from the water fund.