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Commissioners working to reduce drainage issues at fairgrounds

County commissioners are working to mitigate drainage issues at the Tippecanoe County fairgrounds.

Posted: Aug 5, 2019 4:12 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—On Monday commissioners approved a change order for downspouts on the shelter house at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. 

This was done so that underground drainage would tie into other areas of the fairground.

Before, the downspouts were draining out onto the sidewalk.

Commissioner Dave Byers said this is unrelated to the over saturated soil during the Tippecanoe County Fair.

Which caused parking problems for many attending.

He said the change today was just another step forward for the fairgrounds.

"You know you just have to add a little piece here little piece there," said Byers. "One we just have to add some extra down spouts to the shelter house so that it can tie-in to underground drains. So that was really the main change order on that."

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