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North La Crosse family given more time to keep pumping basement

Brad Williams



Even in the summertime, some folks in La Crosse are still having trouble with flooded basements. 

One household on Liberty Street will be allowed another 60 days to pump water from the basement into the street. 

The city board of public works was asked to let the pumping continue until a ‘permanent solution’ could be found. 

The city inspection department is working with that north-side family, on the possibility of filling the basement to stop the flooding.   

The pumping has been off-and-on at that Liberty Street home since last year’s high water.

City council member Barb Janssen says the family is still talking with city staffers about a remedy, possibly for filling the basement with concrete.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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