There are no simple answers to the state’s drainage issues, said Chris Hay, an assistant professor and water management engineer at South Dakota State University, at Monday’s meeting of the Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force.
When the railroads came through 100 to 125 years ago, they established towns at intervals such as six to 10 miles. Water and sewer systems were part of that development. Now, many of those systems are failing.
Davison County Deputy State’s Attorney Jim Taylor told the county commissioners during their regular Tuesday meeting at the courthouse not to be unduly concerned about liability when it comes to making drainage decisions.
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