1 year ago on 05/17/2020 at 10:35 PM

Anyone know a lot about drainage systems around Park Ridge? We have a newer house with those deep manhole drains in the front and back yards. The previous owners undertook a large investment and had a massive drainage system installed "with lots of tentacles or arms (whatever you want to call them). It's overflowing horribly now. We had the sewer/manholes inspected when we bought the house a year ago and they were clean as a whistle. I don't know how these work. Anyone have insight on whether it's malfunctioning or if there's anything to be done with it?


1 year ago on 05/17/2020 at 10:50 PM

Perhaps you could find out who installed it? Perhaps there is a warranty with it if you purchased the house?

1 year ago on 05/17/2020 at 10:51 PM

Now as in right now? Have you looked at them to see if they are clogged? Like with the street sewers, I imagine you should ensure there is nothing covering the grates. The sewers have a LOT of water in them right now. The ground is saturated and can only absorb so much (more). I live on Prospect and it was almost under water, water was bubbling up through cracks in the street. If there isn’t anything blocking them, is there any info on your inside system with the company’s name who installed it? Call and see if they have emergency service.

1 year ago on 05/17/2020 at 10:58 PM

Do you mean a french drain?

1 year ago on 05/17/2020 at 11:21 PM

Do you have something put in by Parks Flood control? I have a manhole cuvée and holding tank under my drive with pumps that take water to the back yard. Did previous owners leave any paper work for you at all?

1 year ago on 05/18/2020 at 12:07 AM

So, I found out they are French drains

1 year ago on 05/18/2020 at 10:27 AM

We have the drain with a catch basin underground in our yard. The idea is that our sump pump drains into that rather than the sewer. Sometimes our yard is under water, but as the sewer is able to accommodate it, the water recedes. Several years ago, our neighbors flooded because their water was attempting to go to the sewer rather than the yard. Because the sewer was overwhelmed, they got water in their basement. We were dry as a bone. Your system may be working just as it is suppose to. trish