(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Jerry Anderson)
It seems that spring has sprung so to speak and Willow Creek is about to go out of her banks once again this year.
I know this probably seems to be a bit trivial to most people in town because it only affects a few of people.
You see Willow Creek is in “Our” backyard and runs into East Park along State Street on the north side.
The sanitary sewer also runs right along there and goes out to the treatment plant. The largest pipe that the city owns for wastewater runs right beside the creek. Over the last few years with the big floods we have had, the bank of the creek has also given way and washed away along with some small trees. With the erosion that has happened, my thoughts turn to what would happen if this “sewer” line decides to give way. You guess it, East Park becomes a dumping ground for all of the excrements that are in our sewer lines and “God” knows what else.
You say, “Well why don’t you talk with someone from the city?” I have and they do not seem to think that this is a problem.
So now, when East Park floods again in a few days and you see something strange floating by you may just know what it is.
In closing, I say to you it is just not a problem for the people that live along Willow Creek on both the north and south side it is about all of the people that use and love East Park.