East Point hired Lowe Engineers to inventory the storm water conveyance system. City officials urge residents not to be alarmed when they see the zebra-striped trucks, a trademark of the company, in the area. CONTRIBUTED

East Point hires company to inventory water conveyance system

Last month, the city of East Point selected Lowe Engineers to inventory the storm water conveyance system, according to a press release. Over the next few months, residents will see individuals with zebra printed trucks in the street and along the waterways.

East Point is subject to a wide variety of flood risks. Flooding most commonly occurs during the rainy season from June to November. Low-lying areas near streams are particularly subject to flooding. Several areas of the city have experienced flooding from Camp Creek, Utoy Creek, and South River. The City’s most recent major flood events occurred in the fall of 2009 and the winter of 2010. Several properties within the city suffered flood damage. In these events, flood waters ranged from one to three feet in some areas.

Atlanta-based Lowe Engineers has served the metro area since 1957. Services include surveying, civil engineering, highway, roadway and bridge design, utility systems analysis, hydrology/ hydraulics, water and wastewater systems design, planning, aerial mapping, and photogrammetry. Lowe is registered with the city of Atlanta and Georgia Department of Transportation as a Small Business and is a Veteran Owned Small Business, Vietnam Era.

Information: eastpointcity.org

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