City has issues with storm drains

Starkville has issues with backed up storm drains, cites contractors

Posted: Jun 6, 2019 5:51 PM
Updated: Jun 6, 2019 5:51 PM

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drains near construction sites..means some contractors are facing fines. wtva's nicole dantzler joins us live in starkville to tell us the contractors' actions landed them in court today. the city has issues with some of its storm drains filling up with debris, largely due to the heavy rains. but the mayor says it's particularly backed up on construction sites.. recently the city issued citations to contractors whose sites have a large volume of silt in its storm drains.. mayor lynn spruill says the country club estates, has storm drains that are two thirds full with sediment and silt spruill says the city has an ordinance that requires construction sites to have silt fences to keep storm drains clear. if the storm drains aren't clear it could cause flooding. the mayor says the purpose of this is to make sure those contractors know the significance of maintaining their sites. "it's impacting everyone when they don't keep their sites up, so that's what we're trying to do is make sure they understand. i feel that now that they recognize what the issue is that they've come into compliance, i have no doubt they will respond well." mayor spruill says the judge retired the' cases to the file for two years. that means if there's another will be fined. live in starkville nicole dantzler wtva nine news. it's an unusual story
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