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Updated: 03/11/2018 08:30:02AM

County conducting drainage studies

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Fred Arch of Placid Lakes scolds the Board of County Commission for the fact that stormwater pipes replaced in the area of Lake Diane after Hurricane Irma are the same size as the previous pipes and will likely fail again. County officials said they couldn't get reimbursement for improved pipes, but do have a water drainage study in progress for the area, to determine what improvements it needs.


Road and Bridge Supervisor Kyle Green, on right, explains to county commissioners that he would need to do permitting with the water management district to significantly change the drainage around Lake Diane in Placid Lakes. Fred Arch, on left, complained to commissioners that the stormwater pipes that failed were replaced with identical size pipes.


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SEBRING — Highlands County Engineer Clinton Howerton Jr. has drainage studies going on for at least three areas of the county, just so residents know.

At least one resident — Fred Arch of Placid Lakes — came to the last Highlands County Board of County Commission meeting to complain that nothing seems to have improved with drainage in his area.

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