Another resident, Mediagraphix Photography owner Jim Lytle, said Woodcrest Drive ends up underwater once or twice a year, and the area has one of the lowest elevations in Starkville.
Two years ago, he
said, the city installed a culvert between Edgewood Drive and Woodcrest Drive to address the issue, inadvertently making it worse for some.
"This culvert is great for property and folks who live upstream, because it does move storm water downstream much quicker," Lytle
said every Ward 5 Alderman for the last 20 years has told him that roots aren't breaking into the sewer system in Woodland Heights.
They are breaking in at points both upstream and downstream from Woodland Heights, he
said, and that is the fourth cause of the overflow.
In a letter Dumas wrote to Lytle
, Dumas said the work left undone was to address the entrance of storm water through private service lines.