Atlanta homeowner says water runoff from city street flows into his home

ATLANTA — An Atlanta homeowner says for nearly a decade water runoff from a city street has been flowing into his yard and home.

“Every time it rains a lot, we get a lake in front of our house,” Vincent Mayers said.

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The concern is all that water doesn’t stop at the front yard.

For years it’s been seeping into the house too.

“All the water that’s supposed to run down the street to the culvert at the end now just flows into my front yard and creates this huge amount of water pressure into my house,” Mayers said.


It all started after a sewer line repair back in 2013.

Since then, Mayers says he’s spent thousands of dollars trying to keep the water out of his basement.

“We put in French drains, we put in sump pumps, we had dehumidifiers running down there 24/7,” Mayers said.

He called Channel 2 Action news because he says he has contacted the city of Atlanta at least a dozen times with no results.

He’s called 311 and even the mayor’s office.

Channel 2 Consumer Investigator Justin Gray reached out to city officials who say they are now working on the problem.

The Department of Watershed Management told Gray it has completed its investigation and review of the paving and curbing issues surrounding the home. They said they will be working with the City of Atlanta’s Department of Transportation within the next week to coordinate a solution for road repairs.

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