The City of Modesto is excited to announce it has acquired grant funding to construct a new underground storm drain system to be installed at Roosevelt Neighborhood Park. The project will consist of removing sanitary sewer cross connections, installing new storm drain piping, a storm water treatment device, and underground storm water storage chambers in Roosevelt Park.

Currently, sewer cross connections, which are direct pipe connections from the storm system into the sewer system, allow storm water to enter the sewer. During heavy rain events, the excess storm water can overburden the system and potentially cause sewer overflows. In addition, storm water is costly to treat at the Primary Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Aside from the removal of the cross connections, the project will provide numerous benefits for the local community such as:
- reduction of localized street flooding
- reduction of storm water pollution
- ground water recharge
- improvement of ground water quality

Additionally, this project will enhance the neighborhood park where amenities have to be adjusted due to the underground storm water storage system. These improvements are intended to fill a need for park renovation, improve community access to recreational opportunities and improve the overall quality of the Roosevelt Neighborhood Park. The walking paths will be enhanced, which we believe will be better quality than the current pathway. Trees and landscaping cannot be planted above the storm water storage system, but improvments will incorporate landscaping along the walking paths.

We look forward to working with neighbors on meeting the wants and needs for the neighborhood park and updating the park amenities for the betterment of all.
As a resident in the Roosevelt Neighborhood Park Area, your input is requested. Your opinion on the park improvements is important; please take a moment to complete the survey below.

Please provide your input to the City of Modesto by October 27th, 2017. The results of the survey will be discussed at an upcoming public outreach meeting in November.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact David Felix at (209) 577-5488, or via email at dfelix@modestogov.com

* 1. How often do you use the Roosevelt Park?

* 2. If Roosevelt Park were improved, would you use the park more?

* 3. Please select one of the following improvements you would most like to see constructed at Roosevelt Neighborhood Park:

* 4. Do you have any other suggestions, comments or concerns regarding the proposed Storm Drain Cross Connection Removal Project and Roosevelt Neighborhood Park improvements? We read all comments and value your input.