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City of Tyler conducting $149,000 study on Azalea District drainage system


The City of Tyler is conducting a $149,000 drainage study in the Azalea District.

Toni Ferrel has lived in the area for more than 30 years and says the drain that runs directly under her home has backed up and flooded her lawn. She says it has happened more than once and over the years, and is happening more often. She described it as “the kind of thing that would take me several days to clean up my yard from.”

Scott Taylor, the Director of Public Works and Utilities for the City of Tyler, says, “It is very challenging because the drainage system is an older system. The existing drainage system is significantly undersized”.

Taylor says the study will help reveal areas of improvement.

“We’re using a special modeling methodology this time to let us look at what’s happening on the surface, so this will let us identify options for solutions…"

The City of Tyler is also conducting several other drainage studies which will culminate into a city Comprehensive Stormwater Master plan.

There is no set time line for when any improvements in the Azalea District would take place.

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