Drainage Dilemma


Franklin has installed large storm water collection boxes along Madison Street and Main Street to try to reduce and prevent flooding in the area. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

FILE Drainage became a concern for residents throughout Johnson County after a major flood hit the area in 2008. Since the flood, efforts have been made by cities and towns to improve their drainage systems.

Drainage hadn’t been a big concern for residents before the historic 2008 floods but has since become a top issue in many communities.

Cities and towns across Johnson County have put in wider drains, installed bigger pipes and cleared logjams that clogged overflowing creeks during the flood. They’ve fixed stormwater pipes that burst and cleared out storm drain grates, in the hope of keeping floodwater from rising into homes and businesses again.

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