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The Dramatic Results of Improved Drainage Infrastructure
This barrier island community isn’t waiting to see what happens if a once-in-a-century rainfall occurs and we’re not gambling with the speed of storm surge recovery. In 2019, the community association formed a Water Management Task Force to address existing flooding susceptibilities by optimizing our drainage system. The group, with involvement from engineering experts, developed a comprehensive plan, resulting in six drainage infrastructure improvement projects. These projects are instrumental in helping us to reduce water on the main roads, during an extreme rainfall event. They are also foundational to combat long term flooding risks.
These efforts required just over $3 million in funding, which the membership voted to approve in 2020. Construction on five of the six infrastructure improvement projects is complete. In the coming months, the final project will be finished, resulting in the radical improvement seen in the image above. Learn more.