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Homeowner Blames City For Flooded Yard

The recent rainfall is creating a lot of flooding issues along streets and in neighborhoods in Southern Colorado.

One trouble spot is in a Colorado Springs neighborhood near Circle and Maizeland.

"I dread to see spring come, I dread to see the monsoons come, because I know what's going to happen," said homeowner Eva Guy.

Eva tells 11 News her back yard, along with many of her neighbors' yards, flood every summer. She says inadequate drainage on Chelton Road behind her house is the culprit, and the water flows directly into her yard.

She believes the City of Colorado Springs is responsible for the flooding, and needs to install proper drains and curbs on Chelton to stop the flooding problem.

11 News spoke with the Colorado Springs' Roadway Manager Robin Kidder, who knows about the problem in Eva Guy's neighborhood.

"We're well aware of the lack of storm sewer facilities. It's been on the list for many many years," said Kidder.

Kidder says a lack of resources is the reason the flooding issue hasn't been addressed.

"You can only do so much with so little and we're stretched to the absolute max," said Kidder.

Eva Guy has started a petition to get the problem rectified. So far, she has collected 35 signatures from her neighbors, and plans to the take the issue to city council.


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