If you remember the flood last fall about this time, you’ll know how spooked I am by finding so much as a puddle in my street. Because the floodwaters last year didn’t come in from under my house. They came in from outside.
We called Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) four times before we convinced them they needed to get out here. The water was up to the wheels of my car in the driveway before they came.
We learned something they never explained during all the rigmarole following the flood last year. We knew about the big water basin behind the houses diagonally across from us since the flood last time. It’s full. We now learned that the valve that automatically releases the water sends that water into a small pipe running under our street. The pipe couldn’t keep up last night with the volume of water forcing its way through so it started to rise up to street level. The MSD worker was concerned enough to bring out his supervisor and some large trucks. Before we went to bed last night we saw this outside:
It’s morning now. And the street is starting to fill again with more rain expected today and tomorrow. We’re both headed to work but one of us will come home at lunch to check on it.
Let’s just hope history doesn’t repeat itself today.