MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile city officials said they have targeted 13 locations to make improvements and repairs to drainage structure piping systems.
City leaders said the work will be paid for with the one cent tax increase.
STICKNEY DRAINAGE DITCH
The Stickney drainage ditch is in the 1600 block of Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile, running alongside Magnolia Manor.
It's one of more than a dozen areas Mobile drainage officials are targeting for repairs.
Mobile City Engineer Nick Amberger said, "There's a number of failures in it. The bottom of it is broken up. So every time it rains, it takes material from behind and underneath the structure on out to Three Mile Creek."
Engineers said they're in the process of determining which of the areas need attention first.
Amberger said, "If there's a repeat occurrence of the problem out there, then obviously it goes to a higher priority. So, some funds, we'll be able to kind of systematically address: some of the ditch needs and some of the failed pipe needs throughout the city."
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
If you have drainage problems in your area, city officials said they want to hear from you.
Amberger said, "The best thing to do is report it to 311, because what that does is it lets us track it. It lets us capture it in the system. Don't feel bad about calling it back in."
THE OTHER AREAS
Officials said these are the other areas where ditches are being looked out for the city wide drainage repairs in phase one.
- 3500 block of Springhill Avenue
- 1200 block of Hutson Drive
- 3800 and 3900 block of St. Andrews Street
- 300 block of Michigan SAvenue
- 100 block and 3900 block of Pinebrook Drive
- 100 block of South McGregor Avenue
- 3600 block of Vista Ridge Drive
- 6700 block of North Stonebrook and 6800 block of South Stonebrooke
- 1000 block of Bristol Court
- 1600 block of La Pine Drive at Clubhouse
- 4300 block of Marquette Drive
- Cole Drive off of Todd Acres Drive
- Hercules Street
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