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Lack of Curbing Leads to Flooding at Arlington Home
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Fred Gardner said in 2009, JEA dug up the 7000 block of Oakwood Drive in Arlington to connect his home and his neighbors' homes on the block to the city's sewer system.

But he said when they repaved the street, they did not reinstall any curbs. So when it rains, a river of water flows down his driveway, toward his home.

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Gardner said, "Every time I talk to someone, I get the 'we're going to take care of that, we're going to look into it, we'll see what we can do about that,' but nobody ever does anything.'"

JEA's project outreach coordinator Greg Corcoran said JEA contractors did the work in 2009, but they could not replace the existing asphalt curb because it was not up to City of Jacksonville standards.

He said in November 2009, JEA told the City of Jacksonville that Gardner wanted the asphalt curb in front of his house replaced. We have calls into the city to find out why nothing has been done.  We are still waiting to hear back. This project was part of the Better Jacksonville Plan.

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