Third party hired to analyze flooding due to Thomas Heights subdivision

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) Some residents living near the Thomas Heights subdivision have experienced a multitude of problem including their house foundation sinking and joists breaking due to flooding from Thomas Heights. The subdivision was built in 2016 and since then, has been causing countless issues with its neighbors.

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“Our septic systems are being flooded, we have septic water running down from neighbor to neighbor, there’s several septic systems that are being flooded” said Rodney Stone who lives downstream. Stone explained he has lived in his residence since the ‘80’s and hadn’t experienced flooding since 1984 until Thomas Heights was built. Stone’s property has been flooded multiple times, the first in 2017.

After months of discussion, Mayor Orr and City Engineer Amy Allen hired a third party consultant from Utah to review the situation at Thomas Heights that could cost the city in the neighborhood of $20,000 to $25,000.

“That’s money well spent in the sense of acquiring the knowledge we need to really develop a proper system that doesn’t flood those people,” said City Councilman Pete Laybourn, Ward I. “We’re going to see that this doesn’t happen again and that those complex but very important drainage considerations are professionally evaluated and double checked.”

The water comes from the storm water pond and runs down to its neighbors. Thomas Heights is located on Thomas Road, between Ridge Road and College Drive, overlooking the capital city.

“This is our opportunity to get it right,” said Councilman Laybourn.

Throughout the process of the third party analysis and their findings, CBS NewsChannel 5 will keep you up to date.