Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Seeking Fresh Meadows flooding fix

From the Times Ledger:

A week after torrential rain caused major flooding in several areas of Fresh Meadows, City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) was scheduled to meet with the city Department of Environmental Protection this week to discuss how area sewers can be improved to prevent similar problems in the future.

The DEP recently concluded a flow monitoring study of city sewer system in Fresh Meadows, which an official with the agency said was overwhelmed last week because of the intensity of the storm, causing water to spill into the streets.

Gennaro, the chairman of the Council Committee on Environmental Protection, and the DEP were preparing to meet this week to discuss the results of the study, which could possibly lead to new capital construction projects that would increase sewer capacity at certain locations.


Anonymous said...

Before he died, County Engineer Tom Campagna promised to unbury the Flushing River, which Robert Moses buried for the 1964 World Fair, after having widened it for the 1939 fair. Not only would this fix the flooding, it would also correct the stench in Flushing Bay.

Anonymous said...

This section of Fresh Meadows had Kissena Brook running through it.

Anonymous said...

A mere babbling brook?

Hell..just like the movie...
it's more like "A River Runs Through It"!