Drainage issues addressed in Pleasant Township


By Hannah Poling
Staff Writer

The Pleasant Township trustees discussed the drainage and flooding issues on Seaman Road during the March 28 board meeting.

This was a continuation of the discussion during the March 14 meeting when Road Superintendent Robert Bausche said he would look into a few options to resolve the issue.

At the previous meeting, Pleasant Township resident Rob Graham said that a large amount of water has been collecting in his yard on Seaman Road.

According to Bausche, since the last meeting, he has met with several other Seaman Road residents about the high water. He said that he also went out to look at Seaman Road following a recent heavy rain event.

Bausche said that the water is running the wrong way. The houses to the north have a lot of water, but according to Bausche, once the water gets high enough, it starts pushing the other direction. Once the water raises about four inches, the water starts getting pushed toward the south.

Bausche said that he is going to “play it by ear” but he is going to try to plug the drainage tile to the north to force the water to go the way it’s supposed to go.

“I’m going to have to be really careful doing that to make sure I don’t screw up the next person,” Bausche said.


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