Cridersville mulls flood remedies

CRIDERSVILLE —  Village of Cridersville’s utilities committee held a meeting last night at 5:30 p.m. to give residents a chance to bring forth some of the problems that have arisen in their yards, basements and lives due to standing water on their property.

The same three residents who presented their problems at the April village council meeting were present last night to share their frustrations with council.

Patricia Edwards of 201 W. Wood began the sharing by describing her backyard as having lakes every time it rains due to the village coming in and putting in a new waterline through her backyard. When this new loop of drainage was added the drainage was torn out on each side of her property.

This city project occurred about 25 years ago, and the promise to return her yard to its original state has still not come to fruition.

“It has rotted my pool walls out, I’m going to have to replace those if I want to have a pool in my backyard,” Edwards said. “I have water coming up through the holes that I’ve cut in my liner that I am taking out to replace my liner. I had ducks in my yard as of last week, but I still have standing water.”

For the full story, see the Thursday, May 1 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.