Concerns over sewage at flooded mobile home park
EAGLE, Idaho (KBOI) —
More residents in the Riviera Estates mobile home park are evacuating because of flood water.
County officials still aren't sure where the water is coming from, because the park is a half mile away from the river. Residents say the water has spread several more feet since Wednesday's flooding, and is affecting even more mobile homes.
The Eagle Fire Department has been helping the property manager pump water out of their water shed. This shed pumps drinkable water to the units. Eagle police says several mobile homes have lost power. These homes are on a septic tank system and the Ada County Sheriff's Office is advising all residents to limit their use of the system and it says any standing water could be contaminated at this point. Some residents who stayed at the mobile home park last night are leaving today and taking their things with them.
"They're going to still have to release more water, more water means deeper flood water," said J.R. Schooley, who is helping a family move out of the park. "Deeper flood water means there's a point where you can't get out of here and that's what we worry about the most, you get to a point where it two, three feet deep"
There has not been a mandatory evacuation but the sheriffs office went to every home last night and strongly encouraged the residents to leave. The Eagle Nazarene church is set up as a shelter for those who need it, the church told KBOI 2News no one stayed there last night. The church did mention that several residents have called to tell them they are staying tonight.