Sinking dirt keeps rising in cost for taxpayers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/23/10

Sinking dirt keeps rising in cost for taxpayers

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Here's an update on that hungry, or perhaps angry, stretch of sewer line that's slowly but surely eating up land next to people's houses at 98th and Dover Avenue. 

The city council this week is expected to pay $66,000 for three empty lots. The city also paid for a home in that area which has to be demolished. 

Dirt is sinking which is ruining the street pavement and can damage homes. The city blames a late 1990's sewer project for the sinking dirt. The vacant lots are located at 9801 and 9802 Durham Avenue and 9801 Elkhart Avenue.

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