October 27, 2005

Cleaning up Cranston

Carroll Andrew Morse

According to Elizabeth Seal in the Cranston Herald, it took the Cranston City Council eight hours to come up with this plan to help residents clean up the recent flooding in the city…

The council is now asking anyone with flood damage to pick up a claim form and file it with the city.
With that tough decision made, shouldn’t longer term infrastructure questions now be addressed? For instance…
The pump station [near Plainfield Pike] apparently failed during the storm and sent sewage backing up into many homes in that neighborhood.
Why did the pump fail? Is repairing the existing equipment enough to prevent the problem from recurring, or does new pumping equipment need to be installed?