Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fort Worth Flooding Update

After the most recent flood in Fort Worth, we told you about the FW Weekly story concerning Mary Kelleher and the nightmare on her property, that started after Enterprise installed a pipeline.

Staying with the status quo, Enterprise said they didn't do it.

Are they having to change their story?  Read it in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

After investigating the matter for weeks, city officials think she might be right. And Enterprise is pledging to cooperate fully with the city.

Clair Davis, the city's flood plain administrator, wrote Enterprise this week and accused the company of never filing for the required flood plain development permit. Obtaining the permit involves having an engineer determine how the plan might affect drainage.

In his letter, Davis wrote that the material Enterprise used to fill the hole it dug for the pipeline "appears to have obstructed the natural drainage pattern in the area, and may have contributed to increased flooding on adjacent properties."

It's the latest in a string of issues with Enterprise's development next to Kelleher's land. The Houston-based company began building a metering station next to the pipeline this summer before getting the proper permit, according to city records. Enterprise applied for the permit only after city officials notified the company about it. Earlier, state officials found that the pipeline had been installed on a former landfill and that Enterprise should have taken proper precautions.

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