Family frustrated over constant flooding near their home in Holiday

They blame sewer maintenance
Posted at 5:32 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 20:03:26-04

HOLIDAY, Fla. — For Sal Spitaleri, he says the problem starts with drainage on his Holiday street.

“You can see the lack of maintenance on these too, there’s a pile of concrete in there. This is Mickey Mouse. Does this look like a good drain? This don’t look good,” he said.

Sal and his partner, Geraldine, say because of the poor drainage, their street floods every time there is any rain storm.

They took pictures Wednesday after a downpour that show the street underwater.

“The same way the roads are being maintained, that’s how the sewer is being maintained. Nothing, they are doing nothing,” they said.

Other shots from further back show how bad it can get around their house.

That’s why Sal says he had to seal his garage shut and have sandbags always on standby.

“I don’t know if that’s going to help or not,” he said.

It doesn’t help that their home seems to be lower than others. West Pasco has many trouble spots because of low lying areas.

In 2016, we reported on a a sewer overflow that sent raw sewage into one home through a toilet. Last year, crews tore down an abandoned home to expand a retention pond.

Pasco County officials say they were already aware of the problems at the house.

The Public Works Director reached out to them this morning and is now planning to come out and meet with them.

But this constant flooding is now costing the couple money. They say after two small claims, their insurance is now four times higher.