Monday, September 19, 2011

DEP asked to pump water in southeastern Queens

From the Times Ledger:

The recent deluge of rain and subsequent flooding in southeast Queens have prompted state Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-St. Albans) to step up his calls on the city to expedite its plans to restart the water pumps that he said would alleviate the problem.

Scarborough toured the streets of St. Albans during the weekend of Sept. 3 and said many homeowners were struggling to deal with the water creeping into their basements and damaging their property. The assemblyman said the only solution is for the city Department of Environmental Protection to accelerate its plans to pump out the groundwater under the homes and lower the water table.


Anonymous said...

We need to publicize maps of where the swaps were landfilled so property values will adjust to suit.

Anonymous said...

This is not only the water table but dealing with runoff from the rain with adequate gutters, drains, sloped driveways, etc. maintained by local home owners.

I'm not in St. Albans but around me, a lot of basements flood simply because they owners have failed to maintain an "escape route" for the rain runoff.