City officials give look inside new underground storm water facility

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - KSFY News got a first look at the newest and largest underground storm water facility in Sioux Falls on Wednesday.

Once completed, the $9.7 million system will provide drainage improvements to 22 neighborhood blocks near Marion Park.

The 11-foot storm water pipes are nearly a mile long, and the City hopes they will help alleviate flooding in the area.

"When you're in neighborhoods that are developed, such as this one, you don't have a lot of options of how to handle the storm water," city engineer Chad Huwe said. "So we worked very closely with out stock well engineers, our engineer on the project, to come up with this solution."

Once the underground storm water facility is completed, Marion Park will be restored, including a new 400-meter walking track.