Vienna makes effort to prevent future flooding

Published: Aug. 18, 2016 at 5:59 PM EDT
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Some areas in the Mid-Ohio Valley handle flooding worse than others.

The city of Vienna knows that and is taking steps to improve its' city's storm drainage.

While storms are in action there's not much anyone can do to fix the wet roads, but earlier this year the city of Vienna purchased a 218 thousand dollar truck equipped with a remote controlled device with a camera attached to it.

The purchase is all in an effort to help the city discover the cause of area flooding.

In the long run public works officials said the truck could save them millions.

Craig Metz the director of public works said, "The city of Vienna has some I and I issues with their flow and their filtration in the sewer lines. What that does is when it rains, it gets into their sanitary sewers and we pop out to Parkersburg and when we pop out to Parkersburg it costs us money. So if we can eliminate the I and I problems and the water coming into it, it saves a lot of money in the long run with rates and things and of course the sewer."

Just last month using the vehicle public works discovered a covered manhole that they were able to re-purpose saving them money on a project.

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