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closed #180446

Illegal Discharge (Storm Sewers)

1020 S Woodlawn AVE

Case Date:
6/28/2022

On May 4th, 2022 I was taking a walk through the park when I noticed a chemical-type smell lingering near the stream that flows east to west through the middle of the park. When I went to investigate the source of the smell, I was alarmed by an opaque milky white substance contaminating the flowing stream. It also seemed to be the source of the smell. I followed the contamination upstream and traced it to a white PVC pipe that appears to originate from the Bryan Park pool facility. There was also particulate settling in the water where the pipe drains into the stream. Immediately after that I walked to the pool facility and confirmed with two city workers that the pool does indeed drain directly into the park's stream. They also told me that they were directed to power-wash the pool area and the resulting material was discharging directly into the stream via the PVC drainage pipe. Further, other city workers have confirmed with me that the pool water itself gets drained into the stream annually. I am not sure if this is legal - and if it is legal, it is certainly not environmentally sound. The material that is draining into the stream is very likely environmentally harmful.

closed #180071

Blocked Sidewalk

Case Date:
5/25/2022

sidewalk on south side of 17th, just in front of trinorth. about 300ft east of the driveway onto 17th. ponded water still at 9:40pm. it stopped raining at 6:30p. much mud between here and the driveway cut. the sidewalk is obviously channelizing water. it is functioning as a culvert. thanks! good luck!

closed #179552

Sewer Problems (Storm Sewers)

2240 S Oakdale DR

Case Date:
4/16/2022

In the location of the pin above, I found where someone had dumped around a gallon of motor oil into the ditch. I used paper towels and toilet paper to clean up most of it, but a little remains. I figured you may want to look and didnt know whether you keep track of these things. Thank you.

closed #179535

Drainage or Runoff

Case Date:
4/14/2022

Last night there was mud and new stones, as well as pretty deep ponding, on W. 17th St. in front of Tri-North Middle School (facing north). Perhaps it’s the first big rain since that project finished? The water, mud, and stones were just pouring down the driveway onto Tri-North. The construction head of the Tri-North project wasn’t very proactive about erosion control from the beginning of the project last year. And the designers must not have been careful enough when planning for rain.

closed #179365

Unsafe Buildings

200 s maple

Case Date:
3/27/2022

Waste from RV dumping down alley. Possibly not parked legally either. Alley behind 200 blk S Maple street.

closed #179301

Trails

2707 E Garden Path, Bloomington, IN 47401, USA

Case Date:
3/22/2022

Looks like beavers have built a dam at the small pond between E Creeks Edge Rd and Creeks Edge Path where it empties into the East Fork Jackson Creek. Pond appears high and creek appears low as a result.

closed #179068

Illegal Discharge (Storm Sewers)

Case Date:
2/23/2022

Mid and dirt all over Pete Ellis Dr from new construction at Pete Ellis and Longview

closed #178109

Drainage or Runoff

2713 E Rock Creek CT

Case Date:
11/8/2021

Large tree trunk in Jackson Creek. Another big chunk about to go down. Potential issue with flooding.

closed #176321

Other

810 NW 11th St, Washington, IN 47501, USA

Case Date:
6/22/2021

Illegal Dumping in Drainage Easement and Common Conservation areas in Gentry South- Course construction sand (over 100 square feet and up to 10" deep) plus tree brush and other mulched woody material, large insect ridden sawed cut logs (including 47" logs), small rock and trash items have been dumped into the drainage easement area behind my house. The area that serves to hold flood water is being filled in, invasives are taking hold where the sand is, and the large debris is damaging trees. I know the area was free from this for at least 6 years prior, even during record water flow. The first occurrence was in early April 2020 and happened again the next year during early April 2021. These dumps are sudden. It was free of more sand at the end of March. Then, a week later there was suddenly a large dump of sand again. I was quoted $4,000 to remove the first dump of sand. Additionally, someone has dumped what looks like yard mulch/waste twice in this neighborhood’s Common Area/Conservation Easement.

closed #176267

Illegal Discharge (Storm Sewers)

401 N Sheffield DR

Case Date:
6/19/2021

As commonly done when the storm drain is cleaned they dump the debris into the yard which ends up killing the grass I was told that when they clean the drains they're supposed to take the debris with them. I'd appreciate it if they would I've been fighting keeping grass growing here and when the water goes fast if there's no grass growing it takes the topsoil. Thank you