Q: What are the stormwater drainage issues in Plainfield?
A: Many parts of the Town lack adequate storm sewers and drainage, leading to
standing water in yards and flooded streets and basements. Standing water can
increase inflow and infiltration of clear water into the sanitary sewers and
combined sewers, contributing to overflows and backups. Standing water also
can prevent septic system drainage fields from working properly. In the winter,
poor drainage can lead to dangerous black ice on roadways. The Department of
Public Works has responded to numerous drainage complaints in recent years.
Such responses have been constrained by insufficient funds.