- June 11, 2013 - 13:50
Also have land affected by Waterford riv. Mt. Pearl has dwngraded the floodplain map to include my property from 1:100 to 1:20. Now can't build there. It's the city's (and Paradise's) fault for using riv. as storm drain. It is now severely silted and choked by excessive growth. City has no competent staff to monitor/remediate rivercourse. Also sanitary sewer is inundated by storm water because of poor inspection and inadequate pipe size.
- Jim Andrews
- December 17, 2012 - 20:17
Natural Flood plains should never built on. Look at Stephenville and Bishop Falls. Unnatural developement does not make a flood plain. It is just poor planing due to looking to small an area. Bring on one group that looks at water in the north avalon area. Lets call it city hall. That is St. John's, Paradise, Mount Pearl, CBS. But not Portugal Cove-St. Philips. I live there. None of us seem to want to due the right thing, Hopefully our provincial leaders will do what our Municipal Leaders will not.
- Bob Ster
- December 17, 2012 - 07:51
This is happening everywhere we see rampant development. Developers mow down every bit of vegetation thereby increasing runoff. While doing this, they nor the municipalities do anything to make improvements to existing stormwater drainage systems. I've been a victim of this. The municipal government says they are not responsible. Suing the developer was my recourse...and I won. My next house will be on a hilltop.
- December 17, 2012 - 07:25
House built on flood plain, case over...next case!