Quincy Mayor Addresses City's Flooding Problems

The mayor of Quincy is asking the Quincy City Council to approve money to address chronic flooding problems. Mayor Tom Koch said it will cost the city much more if there's a delay in repairs.

"We have a seawall in the Houghs Neck section of our city that is being undermined and needs to be repaired immediately," Koch said. "If we don't, we'll be spending $30 million to put in a new seawall in that section."

The funds for the seawall are part of a $25 million plan to address urgent infrastructure problems across the city.

"We've had a number of flooding-prone neighborhoods around our city that for many years have received little attention, and it's time to start dealing with some of those infrastructure issues," said Koch.

The plan also includes fixing 16 leaky school roofs.

This program aired on February 9, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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