Dave and Anne Ellison have watched a “lake” grow in the housing development directly behind their University Place home as a developer attempts to build 21 homes on the property. The underground springs have been disrupted and are flowing into their crawlspace, burning out their residential sump pump and requiring the Ellisons to buy an industrial-grade pump. They question how the city could allow development on a known wet area.
Dave and Anne Ellison have watched a “lake” grow in the housing development directly behind their University Place home as a developer attempts to build 21 homes on the property. The underground springs have been disrupted and are flowing into their crawlspace, burning out their residential sump pump and requiring the Ellisons to buy an industrial-grade pump. They question how the city could allow development on a known wet area. Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com
Dave and Anne Ellison have watched a “lake” grow in the housing development directly behind their University Place home as a developer attempts to build 21 homes on the property. The underground springs have been disrupted and are flowing into their crawlspace, burning out their residential sump pump and requiring the Ellisons to buy an industrial-grade pump. They question how the city could allow development on a known wet area. Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com

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