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City of Elmhurst News

Posted on: May 10, 2019

Residential Backyard Flooding

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Residents are reminded that seasonal backyard flooding issues, both large and small, can occur due to saturated ground and extended periods of rain. Backyard flooding can be normal, especially in the spring. Residents are encouraged to wait 48-72 hours after a rain event ends to call the City as this will allow water time to soak into the ground naturally. If after 48-72 hours water is still standing residents can contact the City for an evaluation and information on the City's cost share programs related to residential stormwater management. If at any time flooding threatens a structure (house or garage) residents can call the City.

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