Lavallette has seen success with a recent effort to stem flooding on Dover Avenue and is looking to expand it to some other problematic streets.
Specifically, officials are hoping to alleviate flooding issues on Reese Avenue with so-called “dry wells,” in which excess stormwater is collected in a small sewer grate-like opening and drained into the soil. The issue on Reese, Mayor Walter LaCicero said, has been pooling water from sump pumps.
“The fact that it flows into the business district puts this at number one on my list” of issues that need to be addressed, said Councilman James Borowski.
New Jersey Natural Gas is currently doing work on Reese Avenue, and LaCicero said he would have public works officials discuss making a drain installation part of the project.
“It’s just a matter of digging a hole and not even paving it at this point,” the mayor said.