This isn't the first time Bishop has seen the hazardous signs posted in his yards. He's complained to the city on several occasions, but he said nothing has changed. “I’m just wondering if the city is prepared to pay for the damage that this sewage problem is causing," continued Bishop.
Dothan Utilities Director Billy Mays said the heavy rain overwhelmed the sewer system. “The only times this has happened is when there’s major flooding going or there's a major rain fall event."
Mays said they thought they discovered the problem when they found a line that was busted in Rock Creek. "It helped the problem, but where the rest of the water is coming from we have no idea."
Mays said they've hired a consulting firm that's monitoring the problem. He said the firm will determine what improvements should be made over the years to permanently fix the issue.