MARTINSVILLE – The City of Martinsville is pleased to announce that nearly one-half of the planned installations of dry wells in various locations around the city have been completed.  The remaining fifty percent of the wells will be installed over the next four weeks.

The installations started in August and are on schedule.  Residents are reminded that once a well is installed, it will have gravel around it to keep it in place and to serve as part of the drainage system.  After the gravel has settled, it will be leveled off and then the streets where the wells have been installed will be completely resurfaced to aid in the drainage process.  According to City Superintendent Mac Dunn, “It may appear that a well is not functioning properly immediately after it is installed.  But, once the paving is completed, the surface will be pitched to direct the drainage into the well.”

Locations, where the dry wells are yet to be installed, are:

  • 79 Duo Drive
  • 220 Duo Drive
  • 410 Duo Drive
  • 610 Duo Drive
  • 690 Duo Drive
  • 640 Anel Drive
  • 559 Dale Street
  • 389 Virginia Street
  • 459 S. Grant Street
  • 680 S. Grant Street

Funding for this project is through the City’s Stormwater account.