DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (WXIA) -- A busted storm water pipe is causing a flood of questions in Douglas County as the community debates who should pay to fix it.
What started out as a small hole about two feet wide in Ann Mousel’s yard, has now turned into a giant sinkhole. Looking at the natural flow of storm water runoff in the area, it’s likely the hole will only get bigger if the problem remains unresolved.
The pipe in question leads off from a culvert on Winding Trail Court in the Peach Orchard subdivision. Before reaching a drainage ditch in the back of Mousel’s neighborhood, the joint between two pipes has broken, allowing the water to spill out.
Mousel admits, she never really thought much about the 48-inch corrugated pipe until it broke last September.
“We had two holes, then three holes, now they’re all connected,” she said explaining how the problem has evolved.