Relief in sight for Crestview family's drainage woes

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

The first solution, a "chimney drain," would require drilling a deep drain through the bottom of the pond and through the dense confining layer of soil that was preventing proper percolation.

Much cheaper than an $800,000 chimney dam, however, was an 8-foot-deep drain along the Strausbaugh's property line at a cost of about $26,000, Steele said. The council approved creating the 8-foot drain.

Funding would come from a stormwater mitigation fund already approved for another drainage project. Steele said the Strausbaugh's have been very cooperative with the city during the ordeal.

"The homeowner was very gracious," Steele said. "He has not filed for any liabilities against the city for this."

Email News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes, follow him on Twitter or call 850-682-6524.

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