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Cochise County approves grant to solve flooding problems near Douglas

The project will cost the county $78,000
Posted at 1:36 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 16:36:01-04

DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Cochise County is teaming up with an Arizona engineering firm to help solve drainage problems in a neighborhood near Douglas.

The Bay Acres neighborhood was built in the 1960's, before counties were able to review new housing developments. As a result, there was no solid plan to deal with runoff from rainwater in the neighborhood and it's had flooding problems ever since.

Now, Cochise county is moving forward with a $78,000 agreement with Tucson based engineering firm, JE Fuller, to re-design drainage in the neighborhood and stop decades-old flooding problems.

No word yet when the planning will begin on this project.