Mud on Morgan Street

Karissa Blackburn kblackburn@civitasmedia.com

August 19, 2014

Citizens of the city of Logan are complaining about a street-flooding problem occurring on Morgan Street. According to sources, the problem occurs sporadically, with or without rain.

One source has advised the Banner that she has previously informed the City Police, the City of Logan Water Department and the Department of Environmental Protection, but still no actions have been taken. This same source says she has been given multiple reasons this problem may be occuring, including leaking sewage or an overflowing reservoir.

“The street we live on shouldn’t be like this,” she said. “We live in the city of Logan. I shouldn’t have to walk through mud to get to and from my house.”

The flooding allegedly leaves an almost constant flow of yellow, muddy water down the street. When the water is not flowing, sources say a thick buildup of mud covers the path.

However, City of Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti says they are aware of the problem and are doing everything they can to fix it.

“What’s going on is when it rains the rocks are rolling down off the hill and into the culvert,” Nolletti said. “They’re clogging the culvert up and causing the problem.”

Nolletti said he does not believe that the water is sewage, just runoff from a blocked culvert. The city is attempting to create a more permanent solution than just digging the rocks up because during the next rain, more will roll down to replace them.

“Right now we’re trying to get a metal grate that will catch the rocks,” Nolletti said. “We’re exploring all of our options, but the citizens of Logan should know that we are doing everything we can to fix this problem.”

(Karissa Blackburn is a reporter for the Logan Banner. She can be reached at 304-784-7329 or on Twitter @kblackb2)