Bryan Woman's Home Floods When it Rains...Wants the City to Fix It

By: Alex Villarreal Email
By: Alex Villarreal Email

When it rains, it sometimes floods in different parts of the Bryan-College Station area, including some homes.

News 3 spoke with a Bryan woman who says when there's heavy rainfall, the inside of her house on Hardwood Drive, in North Bryan, fills with water and she wants something done about it.

This is what happens inside Nancy Aldredge's bathroom when rain pours down in Bryan.

"Look inside my bathtub," said Aldredge.

You can see the path the water takes through out the house.

Aldredge said, "The water just comes up over your feet."

She and her husband have had to remove a good portion of carpeting.

Aldredge said, "We're probably going to have to rip up more and of course, each time we rip up carpeting, it flows further because there's nothing to absorb it...but, you can only stand the smell of mildew for so long."

It's become so bad, Nancy's had to resort to buying towels specifically for the purpose of soaking up of the water seeping through the walls.

Aldredge said, "I just don't want to live like this."

She wants the city of Bryan to fix the sewer line problem.
We did see crews checking manholes, in her neighborhood.
One guy even showed up at her door while we were there.

City of Bryan employee said, "I just got through talking with my boss and I'm going to turn it over to them, since it's a sewage problem."

Turns out he was with the wrong department, but a rep with the city says they have an open ticket for Nancy's address.

"I just don't know how to get it to end, I really don't," said Aldredge.

City reps acknowledges it's their responsibility, but despite several different tests, they're still trying to pinpoint where the problematic pipe is located.

In the meantime, Nancy will keep the fans blowing and her vacuum nearby.

The city of Bryan breaks up flooding issues into two types, the kind caused by drainage issues, where water runoff comes into your yard and then into your house.
The other type are sewer line problems.

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