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City Receives National Award For Flood Prevention Initiative

The City of Cuyahoga Falls received the prestigious "Crown Communities" award on December 8, 2005 for the Flood Prevention Initiative. This program was launched as a result of the tremendous storm events in 2003 and 2004 to address both private property and public infrastructure storm water needs. American City and County magazine has featured the City of Cuyahoga Falls, among five other cities across the nation, for their creative and innovative programs in the December 2005 edition. Deputy Service Director, Lori Speck accepted the award on behalf of the City at a reception in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mayor Robart stated, "The Administration, City Council and numerous City departments worked very hard to develop a successful program. I am proud of the strides we have taken to address the citywide flooding issues."

The Flood Prevention Initiative has already been recognized in three national magazines; Public Works Week, Engineering Times, and Water & Waste Digest, and also in a local publication; Crain's Cleveland Business for its out of the box approach to address flooding issues.

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