Faulty storm drain causing Geist street to flood, residents frustrated

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(July 14, 2015) -- Take a drive down Pawtucket Court in the Hampton's at Geist community and you'll find a pond in the middle of the road. Ten families who live in the area say the headache is the result of faulty storm drains. They've been fighting for months to find out who's responsible for fixing them but can't seem to get someone on the phone who has some answers.

"So my question is who is in charge of fixing it? DPW or United Water? All we want is for this to be fixed in a timely fashion. We're tired of living like this. We're trapped in our homes down here. We can't get in and out because of the flood waters so what are we to do," said resident, Sarah McCloskey.

McCloskey started calling Citizens Energy about the issue back in April. She was told the storm drains should be handled by their contractor United Water. Just today another neighbor was told this mess falls under the Department of Public Works.  A spokesman told us it sounded like a Citizens Energy issue but took the residents address and promised to contact the project manager for that neighborhood.

Until someone takes responsibility for the area those residents are stuck in their cul-de-sac afraid to drive their cars through the flood waters after intense rain. The people who live in that area so they won't stop fighting for answers to get their street back.

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