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Stormwater triggers concern along Country Homes Boulevard

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Spokane County spent $2 million on a stormwater project in 2014 that was meant to improve flooding control. Spokane County spent $2 million on a stormwater project in 2014 that was meant to improve flooding control.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Every time it rains, it pours in a different way for some people living along Country Homes Boulevard.

“Like a lake and a pretty deep lake,” says Donna Lindsay, describing what the road looks like.

Donna Lindsay works at St. Matthew Preschool along the street. There are some concerns that come with standing water.

“I worry about the car accidents when the cars have to slow down or move quickly to a single lane just to get by on the road,” she says.

Spokane County spent $2 million on a stormwater project in 2014 that was meant to improve flooding control.

“But on the other side, going north (on Country Homes), it doesn't seem to have taken care of it,” she says.

Matt Zarecor, stormwater utilities supervisor with Spokane County Public Works, tells KHQ the stormwater drain retrofit actually goes from Excell Drive to Wall Street instead of Cedar to Wall as it said on the project description. That's why people on these two blocks can see this problem.

“I don't know the steps that they've taken or they're going to take but I do hope they do reevaluate it,” Lindsay says.

Zarecor says he’s planning on going out to the intersection of Cedar and Country Homes to see if there’s anything the county can do.

If you have any questions or concerns about your area and standing water and you live in the county, you can call the Public Works department at 509-477-3600.

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