Will our pavement suffer?

Road pavement can suffer significant damage due to flooding. When water accumulates on the surface of the pavement, it can cause erosion and deterioration of the pavement material, leading to potholes, cracks, and other forms of damage.

To mitigate the impact of flooding on road pavement, the city takes proactive steps to ensure that proper drainage systems are in place to allow water to flow away from the pavement surface. Additionally, regular maintenance and repair of pavement surfaces can help to prevent small issues from becoming more serious and costly problems.

The City has been conducting pavement coatings in areas around the city each year. The city will be conducting a city wide assessment of road pavement to determine the causes of deterioration and ensure that its money is spent maintaining those roadways deteriorating "earlier."

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1. Is Vineyard in a floodplain?
2. Will the groundwater table rise and flood homes close to the lake?
3. Can you explain groundwater levels and what that means for wells and basements?
4. Should residents close to the lake be concerned with water tables rising with historic snowpack levels? The lake levels are low, but do we see this being an issue?
5. What systems are in place that help with flood potential? How do detention ponds, land drains, underground channels, etc. mitigate flood potential?
6. Does Vineyard have sandbags available to residents?
7. From the city engineer standpoint, what level of concern might exist for the water table rising significantly, leading to flooding basements? Should our residents be concerned about this?
8. Is our ground water table generally low? Will it make a difference for people closer to the lake than those further from it?
9. How will those with septic tanks be affected by potential flooding?
10. Will we experience cracks or aging due to poorly maintained pipes being inundated with rising water?
11. How has the City staff prepared for potential flooding impacts?
12. Will our pavement suffer?
13. Will trees suffer as the soil becomes soupier, starving their roots of oxygen?
14. Is there anything Vineyard residents should know about ASRs?