Now about a year old, the Wood River sewer separation project proves to have been a successful one, with no significant flooding to report after a spring and summer full of heavy rains. In fact, there have been relatively few reports of problems with the downpours of recent months. But there have been a few issues in other areas.
One of those is in Godfrey, where runoff from a field has impacted residents in Godfrey’s Ridgefield Subdivision along Pierce Lane. There is a plan being worked on to address those issues. In Wood River, the recently completed sewer separation project is paying off, according to Public Services Director Steve Palen.
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The rains for the most part have been a non-event, according to Public Works Director Jay Kilmer’s office. In Alton, the Public Works department also says there were no major issues.
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