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Sinton man upset over constant drainage leak behind home

Posted at 5:39 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 21:49:27-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A pool of water that's been collecting in a Sinton neighborhood alley has a man upset with the city.
For almost six weeks straight Eugene Chernosky said he has dealt with drainage issues behind his backyard. He said he has called the City of Sinton Public Work's Department and reached out to Sinton's City Manager John Hobson.

"He was rather upset with the idea of poor drainage too, and he was going to get it looked into," Chernosky said.

He said the city has come out one time in six weeks to clean up the mess.

"They cleaned up a little bit of the alley behind Candlelite (Lane) and Bowie street," he said, "but as far as the actual problem I think there is a leak that they have not found yet."

He said his wife has lived at the property for the past 10 years and this has never happened before.

"Even after a heavy rain it might be wet back there for a day, maybe two," he said, "but then it drains off. This has been a consistent six weeks and nothing has changed."

Chernosky said he doesn't believe the City of Sinton is using their time and resources efficiently.

"It just seems like they are just not taking care of the residents of this city in a way to make someone want to live here and continue to live here," he said.

Chernosky said he even collects the standing water to water his plants and his well-manicured backyard.

Ultimately, he said he wants his block to have a functional alley instead of a swamp.

"If I have a mosquito farm out in the back that is not real conducive to a healthy dog," he said.

He said that concerns him because one of his three dogs is currently being treated for heartworms -- a potentially deadly disease that comes from infected mosquitoes.
Action 10 News reached out to Hobson at City Hall, but was told he would be out of the office until Tuesday. We will have an update later when we hear back.