Gunter leaving some residents out to dry

By: Emi FitzGerald Email
By: Emi FitzGerald Email

GUNTER -- After flash flooding last night in Gunter, some residents are asking the city for maintenance on the drainage ditches.

Several hours worth rainfall created what looked like moats around homes. But some residents say the drainage ditches in town aren't properly maintained and build-up inside those drains doesn't help when there's flooding.

Homeowner John Rogers had eight to ten inches of water submerging acres of his property.

"It's rained for three or four hours, and the City of Gunter has not maintained the drainage ditches that can accomodate this water volume."

Our calls to Gunter officials were not returned this morning.

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  • by Paul Location: Gunter on Apr 26, 2007 at 07:00 AM
    I own property in Gunter that experiences sewer backup problems after a significant rain event, prompting the removal of a sewer pipe cap, which allows raw sewage to escape onto a vacant lot. This has been an ongoing problem with the City of Gunter since the house was occupied in 2000. They have also removed a manhole cover near the residence to alleviate the backup, which again allows raw sewage to course down to a stream bed. The City appears to be unresponsive to the problem.
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