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Drainage ditch collapse not 'out of sight, out of mind'

By Cameron Wallace

The Cuero Record

In the June 9 issue of The Cuero Record, we reported the collapse of a retaining wall of the drainage ditch in the 100 block of South Valley Street.

The first course of action, immediately following the collapse, was the removal of the concrete that had fallen into the ditch, and stabilizing the bank to prevent further erosion.

The appearance, over the following four months, has been that nothing was going on at the location and that the location has been in a state of “out of sight, out of mind.”

Not true, according to Doug Sethness, DeWitt County Drainage District President.

Sethness confirmed that engineers  have been at the location multiple times and that they have been deciding on the best course of action that will “both solve the retaining wall situation, as well as protecting the home that’s on the property.”

Property co-owner, Jon Cox, is frustrated with the amount of time the project is taking, but he has attended one of the meetings about the retaining wall.

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