Raleigh homeowners see solution for flooding issue

Wake County News

A Raleigh homeowner is one step closer to getting a flooding issue solved after bringing the problem to CBS 17. 

Even with rain in the forecast, John Mitchell and his wife are relieved about what the future holds.

The Mitchell’s told CBS 17 when there’s a heavy rain, their yard often floods, and sometimes water gets into their home.

The City of Raleigh said during a meeting Thursday they first received complaints in 1995.

During that same meeting, the Stormwater Management Advisory Commission heard about a potential fix at the Mitchell’s Hillock Drive home.

“Finally some progress, because at least they think they have funding and they’re willing to talk to us,” Mitchell said afterward.

While a final fix hasn’t been nailed down, potential plans include extending piping between the Mitchell’s home and their neighbor, and/or adding another pipe under Hillock Drive.

Officials estimated the cost of the project at $305,000, which would be funded through the Drainage Assistance Program.

The commission unanimously voted to move forward with the project, which is another vote by Raleigh City Council next month.

“It’s worth it. We’re happy,” Mitchell said.

The project could start in early 2019.

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