Pump Station Blamed For Flooding From Storms

San Diego Councilman says it's unacceptable.

By Susan Taylor
|  Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010  |  Updated 7:31 AM PDT
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Pump Station Blamed For Flooding From Storms

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A pumping station in Mission Beach may have been the reason for much of the flooding during last week's storms. 

On Monday, San Diego City Council members issued a request for emergency repairs on the pump station located on Santa Clara Place in Mission Beach. 

Many houses and businesses were damaged because of the station's inablilty to pump enough water during last week's storms.

"I want staff to provide an immediate solution for this rain in terms of trying to increase the pumping capacity here--and from a long term perspective what the city needs to do to redesign this so it works," said Council President Pro Tem, Kevin Faulconer.

Faulconer went on to say, " because it didn't work last week. And it's unacceptable. "  

A time frame for repairs has not yet been determined. A long term solution to increase the pumping capacity is still be worked on by the city.

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