What is a sinkhole?

A sinkhole is a hole that may form in the road or in your yard. The hole can be from many things, an old tree stump, a hole in a utility pipe, or settling debris. Sometimes sewer and storm drain pipes (different pipes and systems) can crack or separate. This opening allows water and soil to get into the pipe - leaving a hole up above it! Generally our sinkholes are isolated to an area right next to the pipe. These holes are usually only a few feet wide and deep, unlike sinkholes in Florida that are caused by limestone erosion. Areas of concern should be reported for investigation and routed to the right agency.

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1. Why do I have to pay to manage stormwater?
2. I've paid my fee - where is my project?
3. What type of work does the utility perform?
4. What is a sinkhole?
5. I have a drainage easement on my property - what does that mean?
6. I want to do work in a drainage easement - what do I need to do?
7. My ditch needs cleaning - what will the Town do?
8. Who maintains ponds?
9. There is a clogged drainage pipe - what should I do?
10. A storm is coming - can I get sandbags?
11. I need help with my water or sewer service - who do I talk to?
12. Who helps with Mosquito Control?
13. Where can I dispose of used oil or gas/ oil mixtures?
14. I need to drain my pool. Where can I pump the water?