The Summerville City Council met on Monday evening of this week, and one of the items on the agenda was a report from engineers regarding the flooding issue in downtown Summerville.
Earlier this year several businesses and homes were damaged after several inches of rain fell in a short period of time and flooded the area of Commerce Street near the intersection of Highway 48. That was not the first time that flooding has been an issue. In fact, flooding has been an issue for decades.
Summerville City Councilman Joe Money called a meeting of local and state leaders to address the continuous flooding issue and the city has been working to identify steps that need to be taken to solve the problem. On Monday, the council heard a report from consulting engineers Carter & Sloope about EPD permitting and direction to alleviate flooding in the downtown and other areas of the city.
Councilman Money told WZQZ News this week that the council hired Resource Environmental Service on Monday evening. Councilman Money said, “City Council members retained the services of Resource Environmental Services. RES will help identify those culverts along Town Creek that are causing our flooding issues and need maintenance. RES will also coordinate any necessary meetings needed with the Army Corps of Engineers or any local, state or federal meetings that may be necessary. RES will also make sure that all permits necessary are secured and that the city is in compliance with all regulations involved with this project.”