Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Foolish Man Built His House...

With the recent rains, water tables are rising and some homes are getting flooded basements. From ABC4 news:
Andy Meisenbacher says, "We have gone to the city to say 'what can you do to help us?' They said to us 'you shouldn't have built on the river.' We say then, 'why did you give us permits?'"
It sounds like the city can't win. People will bitterly complain that they aren't allowed to do whatever they want with their own property, including building homes in less safe areas. Then, when the inevitable finally happens...

1 comment:

mark smith said...

I hope South Jordan stays firm on this. It certainly is reasonable to expect to get wet at least occasionally if you build next to a river.