Common Area Drainage Issues
There is a problem with the storm sewers that run under the Common Area in River Oaks. Sinkholes have developed along the main sewer line in the area and the drains have subsided below the level of the grass surface. Since 2017 there have been several instances when the storm sewer drain has become blocked and the whole area filled with water until the blockage could be removed. This is a substantial increase in these incidents which had occured once every five years or so.
The City of Warrenville has told the homeowners that River Oaks is responsible for the maintenance of some of the storm sewers in the area. ROIA maintains that is the responsibility of the City for this maintenance. A summary of correspondence on this issue can be found here.
On June 10, 2019, River Oaks attended a meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee of the Whole. A report on this meeting can be found here.
After the meeting the City began a survey of the storm sewers in River Oaks and the storm sewers outside of River Oaks that funnel storm water into the River Oaks system. This identified the need to line the pipes that the City accepts responsibility for, a process that they hope to begin this spring.
ROIA Board Meeting
The next ROIA Board Meeting is scheduled for (tba) at 7 PM.
Due to the social distancing and stay-at-home rules in place, this meeting will be held on-line.