Federal funding will cover $6.5 million in Cedar Rapids flood repairs
April 13, 2009
Last summer's massive flooding did enormous damage to the Cedar Rapids Water Pollution Control Plant. The cost to repair those facilities was in the millions of dollars, but the city will be receiving $6.5 million from FEMA
to aid in the cost of the repairs. Because wastewater treatment plants
are generally located near rivers and streams on the outskirts of town, they are susceptible to flooding in two ways: First, they're generally at or near the lowest elevation in a community. Second, they're often located outside the perimeter of the flood defenses established for the rest of the community.
We can help you with temporary flood-protection dams
and other equipment for stormwater control. Please feel free to contact us
with your questions.
last revised April 2009