The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Variety of factors lead to flooded basements in Hartley

City taking steps to mitigate future issues

 

November 17, 2022

The first significant rainfall in several months created a crappy situation for some homeowners in east Hartley.

The sanitary sewer system backed up into a handful of homes Nov. 8 during a storm that dumped steady rainfall on the area throughout the day. According to Hartley Superintendent of Public Works Jaron Benz, a variety of factors – including the city's new lift station – caused the issue.

"Had we known this was going to happen, obviously we would have attackled it a lot different," Benz told the city council on Monday. "If I were to tell you I'm going to point my finger at someb...



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