The torrential rains that visited the Wayland area Wednesday left in their wake flooding on some streets within the city. Shown here are a couple of scenes in Wayland Meadows, but there were other areas that revealed drainage troubles.
Some local residents say the problem was the result of runoff coming from the new development on the hill to the east that failed to install adequate silt barriers.
Another example was a report of huge puddles causing traffic problems on Reno Drive near Robinson Dental.
So some blame poor planning by developers of new residential subdivisions.
One said, “Developers either don’t know what they’re doing or do not care. Or both. Homeowners, taxpayers have to deal with their incompetence, and yes, potentially have safety hazards due to their laziness. Will the city turn a blind eye once again and not support taxpayers just so that we can get more houses to fill the city coffers tax revenue?
“With more developments coming like we saw (Wednesday) this will not change unless people are made aware of it and City Hall shamed into doing something about it.”