Relief in sight for Crestview family's drainage woes

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Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 03:17 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Relief is coming for Crestview residents Charles and Vicky Strausbaugh. The couple's Sioux Circle property has been on the receiving end of a leaking nearby retention pond.

Noting, "We've got a problem that needs to be fixed," City Councilman Shannon Hayes moved to approve funding to remedy the leak. His motion was unanimously approved.

Public Works Director Wayne Steele explained the pond at the Liberty Oaks subdivision is "not perking down, it's perking out the side."

Because the pond is 13 feet higher than the Strausbaugh's property, as it saturates the ground water, the water seeps to the family's home on its way to a small nearby creek.

Water seeped into the family's garage and basement as well as their property and neighboring properties, Steele said.

"It was a lot of water," Steele said.

Steele presented two ways to mediate the problem to the City Council at its Monday night meeting.

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