FLOOD PREVENTION: WCCS board looks over storm sewer proposal

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board (WCCS) of School Trustees is working to prevent future flooding problems at Columbia City High School.A storm sewer proposal could be approve as early as Dec. 17. If the board approved the project, installation of a storm sewer would begin in March of 2013 — stretching the storm sewer along the north side of the school.“Most of it would be completed by May 30 and final completion would be June 30,” said Zickgraf.The storm sewer would direct extra rain water away from the school building, preventing a flood like the one in June of 2010. During the summer of 2010, storm waters rushed in the school from the northwest corner of the school flooding the band and choir rooms, auditorium and several classrooms. Approximately $455,000 worth of damage to CCHS. The school board wants to avoid such costly repairs in the future.For a more in depth look at this story, see the Dec. 5 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.