Congratulations, Valdosta, on getting this detention pond cleaned up and this private storm drain fixed.
The fix didn’t even cost much.
Yet it should keep some trash from going into Hightower Creek, Sugar Creek, and the Withlacoochee River.
Thanks to this property owner for pioneering such a fix.
Other parking lot detention pond drains could probably apply similar inexpensive fixes.
The drain fix is that bit of sawed-in-half pipe attached to the drain structure.
It keeps trash from washing straight out.
Instead, trash collects in the concrete block structure while water runs out the top.
Inexpensive, yet should be effective. Continue reading →
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Michelob Ultra, vitamin water, and many other bottles cans, and styrofoam, were netted in
two cleanouts at the WWALS trash boom in Sugar Creek.
The first was after a weekend half-inch rain, then after the Monday half-inch rain.