Flood Information: Three Areas of Concern and Updates
Three Areas of Concern and their Updates:
- This is a regional issue with the majority of the Zimber Ditch and the associated drainage area falling outside of the City of North Canton; hence, we are working with the other affected communities.
- The County Engineer’s Office has taken the lead in this effort and we have been involved in several discussions. Most recently, we have met with the engineering firm that performed the Zimber Ditch Study and Recommendations in 1997. They are reviewing the improvements that have been made since the study and will be proposing additional improvements.
- Storm Water Management – Stark County’s storm water management criteria has been updated and been made more restrictive. The City of Green (Summit County) also has more restrictive storm water management criteria. This includes the area occupied by the airport.
- The affected agencies are keenly aware of the flooding issues along the Zimber Ditch and will work with any development within that area to minimize additional runoff.
Sanitary Sewer Backflows:
- We will be seeking funding to develop a sanitary sewer model to be able to analyze of sewer system and enable us to make effective decisions on improvements to the system.
- We are researching programs offered by other sanitary sewer agencies to have backflow preventers installed in residences experiencing problems.
- We are developing a residential survey regarding sanitary sewer backflows. This information will be mapped onto our GIS program and compared to the drainage basins. This will help us to determine areas of concern and to prioritize action plans.
- Inflow & infiltration of storm water into the sanitary sewer system (I&I) causing the sanitary sewers to overflow and creates to backflows. The city has spent over $600,000 over the past 2 years and has applied for $500,000 for next year to address I&I issues in the main line sewers. This effort will be ongoing. However, I&I in the sewer laterals (from the house to main line) is an issue that needs to be addressed. A program to rehab the laterals will be researched. Note the laterals are the responsibility of the homeowner.
Fairways Golf Course:
- A consultant has been hired to develop options for this issue.
- Field survey has been completed to supplement the county’s aerial mapping.
- Soil borings will be taken to determine the soil characteristics.
- The storm sewers in the area are being cleaned and TV’d.
Please click on the Flood Information Tab at the top of the page for more flood information and updates.