Public Works Director Sends 'Vodoo' Letter To Baykeeper

Public Works Director Sends 'Vodoo' Letter To Baykeeper

Public Works Director Sends 'Vodoo' Letter To Baykeeper

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MOBILE, Alabama -

Casi Callaway with Mobile Baykeeper believes that the City of Mobile is nowhere close to solving a stormwater problem.

"Mobile Baykeeper is not an engineering firm we didn't do engineering,
but we do know what stormwater is and what causes flooding so it was a
pretty simple analysis of the problem and shows us whether it was
sewage or stormwater," said Callaway.

On April 11, 2013 News 5 investigated concerns on Demouy Avenue. Residents complained about standing water in the street following heavy storms.

Officials with Mobile Area Water and Sewer System, or Mawss, tell News 5 the last sewage overflow on Demouy was documented back in February. They, like Callaway, also feel the latest problems pertain to a stormwater issue that the City of Mobile needs to correct.

If sewage was flooding that street it would take a tank explosion so
there's just no way you could have a foot and a half of sewage on a
street. You can definitely have sewage in the stormwater but it just
can't happen that way," said Callaway.

The man behind the letter, Public Works Director John Bell, was on vacation Friday afternoon according to a city spokesperson.

The letter, sent from Bell to Callaway, questioned her judgement on stormwater.

You can view the letter on wkrg.com.

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