City says storm drainage has improved over the years

Posted at: 09/12/2013 10:09 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

When the rain comes down in Albuquerque, it often floods on streets all over town.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 talked to the City of Albuquerque to find out where to avoid.

Michael Riordan, the Director of Municipal Development says they are constantly working on the city's drainage system.  He says the streets are much better than they used to be.

"We've made a significant effort over the last decade to put a lot of storm drain infrastructure in.  We spend about three million dollars every year putting storm drain systems in.  The most recent Lead and Coal Avenue has got some new storm drain systems in, and the project that we're doing with Alameda," Riordan said.

But he says their targeted areas are Martinez town, parts of Carlisle, University and Rio Bravo, Coors and Rio Bravo, and all over the valley.

This October, voters can decide if the City of Albuquerque will spend $10 million dollars on a storm drainage bond for drainage improvement projects all over the city.

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