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Residents say subdivision street has no drainage

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LAKE CITY, AR (KAIT) -

Homeowners in a Region 8 subdivision are frustrated with the drainage problems.

Neighbors in the River Park subdivision in Lake City say water collects quickly in the street, even with just a little bit of rain.

“Every time it rains, no matter how much it rains, this road is always getting backed up and the rain just goes out into everybody’s yard and just stays there for a while,” River Park resident Izzy Garcia said.

Neighbors tell Region 8 News the drainage issues occur on Jackson Road more than the other streets.  

“This whole neighborhood has been trying to get drainage over here for about four or five years, the other street has it and we just don’t know why we don’t have it yet,” Garcia said.

People along Jackson Road said while the water seems to only collect on the street and in a few yards, it is frustrating.

“It is kind of hard to do anything after that because it just stays here for a while and whenever you drive through it, it splashes up,” Garcia said.

Region 8 News spoke with Lake City Mayor John Milligan who said the city is taking over the issue.

Milligan said an engineer is looking at the issue and working to find a solution.

Milligan is looking over cost for the project and will present it to the city council at the next meeting.

Neighbors say they just want to find a solution as soon as possible.

 “I would like to see it get fixed because they keep saying they will fix it for a couple of years now,” Garcia said.

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