Why Does Yakima Flood Every Time it Rains? We Now Know!
If you ever wonder why it floods certain places when it rains a lot here in the Yakima Valley? Here's what Waterwords division manager, Scott Schafer, says.
Scott Schafer, Wastewater Division Manager:
"Undersized infrastructure trying to handle record rain events."
It's because our systems aren't able to handle the heavy water volumes through our drains. Our crews have been out using the vactor machines to suck up and clear out some of the problem area in town. In case you were wondering why some drains tend to back up, now you know.
Bring on the sunshine.