Grafton Street and Wastewater Superintendent Mike Houska told
the Public Utilities Committee Monday evening the storm sewers are still
plugged and valves are shut off. They will stay that way until the Park
River drops to ten-feet. Houska told KXPO after the meeting when the
Park River drops to ten-feet, two-feet below flood stage, then the storm
sewer plugs and valves will be open. He says until then, Grafton won't
be out of the weeds. Once the Park River drops to ten-feet, then the
city will be "in pretty good shape" but not before. So until then, Grafton
resident should continue conserving water to ease pressure on the lift
Houska told the Grafton Public Utilities Committee his
department is pumping water as fast as it can. Crews are divided
into three eight-hour shifts.
He says people must still conserve water use until the river
drops to about ten-feet.
Houska says the storm sewers can't handle five-inches of
rain in that short of time on Friday. He says they're still pumping.