Email to Commissioner Dzadovsky dated December 6, 2019 requesting support in solving the drainage problems on the west side of A1A.
Dear Commissioner Dzadovsky,
It has come to the attention of the President’s Council that there is a continual drainage problem on A1A between Waveland Beach and just south of the Holiday Out residential area. The problem arises when we get prolonged periods of rain causing the sidewalks to beunusable on the east side by Waveland and on the west side north and south of Holiday Out. The cause of the problem at Holiday Out appears to be A1A’s road height; observation shows a dramatic drop from the road to the residential area.
The issue is two-fold. First, the pooled water increases our insect problem—mainly mosquitos—but also other creatures growing in the stagnant water, thus resulting in a possible health problem. Second, the pooled water means that citizens must walk on A1A several hundred feet in the bicycle lane to avoid the water, thus resulting in possible automobile and bike accidents. I have been told by an “old-timer” that the area once had a pump that drew water from the swale, but I have not been able to verify this and I doubt that it would meet environmental regulations.
We are asking that you check into this problem. We are not sure whether it is a county or state problem. We have had numerous complaints about it and hope that you can help us with solving the problem.
Don W. Stacks
PCHI Board of Directors
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