I live on Rhode Island on the corner at Second. There is one variable that has happened in our area in the last 12 months that could have caused this flooding to be occurring with more frequency. The apt on RI between First and Second that was just renovated that has 12 units in it; as well as, the 12 unit building on the corner of First and Seaton. We have a few more basement apartments and we have 2 new restaurants. A 12 unit building could compose of 24 adults or even more with roommates. This means more washing of dishes, more washing of clothes, more showers and other general bathroom use. The restaurants need rest rooms, but a more important question is what do they do with their grease? A very informative article about grease from restaurants was in the Wash. Post yesterday. I think all this development is great. It is good for the neighborhood. It sure makes the neighborhood more fun to live in, My suggestion though, for the short term would be that the city does not issue any more permits until a reasonable solution for all has been worked out. My thoughts on the relief fund is that it isn’t a solution. It is a financial help but in no way a solution to the problem. Another help in easing the problem would be if people were aware of items that absolutely should not be thrown in the toilet like baby wipes or the disinfecting wipes. Residents also should be willing to either sweep in front of their residence to get rid of the trash people just throw down or better yet, if you are walking in our area, you probably live in our area so don’t litter. There is a trash can on almost every block so use those trash cans the city provides as well as empties. We can turn to the city to get a solution but the immediate solution is within us.