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Upstate Homeowners Seek Help Over Deepening Ditch

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -

James and Janny Romanosky have lived in the same home in Greenville County for five years and say they've been battling with their unsightly and eroding ditch for just as long.

With a 19-month-old on her hip and another child on the way, Janny met us outside her home, to show us the ditch.

"It just becomes very deep. It keeps getting wider and wider as the county comes to dig it out, to pick up leaf pickup," said Janny. "People dump trash in it."

With the ditch in Greenville County's right of way, Janny says she's called the maintenance department several times and got a crew to fill in the ditch in 2012.

"That's been a temporary fix because it's starting to erode some more," said Janny.

She says the county told her that putting in a drainage pipe and building up the ditch would cost her and them, on a project that may not be worth it because of how her yard sits.

Greenville County directed us to the Greater Greenville Sanitation Commission. That's the service that picks up the Romanoskys' trash and the yard debris in their ditch.

Yard Waste Supervisor Bruce Wilson helped us with her concerns.

"I went and looked at the ditch and of course there's a little bit of erosion," said Wilson. "But that just comes with overtime, picking up in the same area."

Wilson says that also comes from homeowners placing their debris in an area they shouldn't. He's working on educating those customers and replacing what his crews scrape up.

"What I've done in the last two weeks, I came up with a process where if we have seen some erosion, and that much erosion, we're going to go ahead and place some backfill in that area, try to talk to the homeowner and ask them not to put the material in that same location," said Wilson.

He says he'll put a work order in for dirt for Janny's ditch.

Greater Greenville Sanitation serves about 55- thousand customers every week in the county.

It encourages customers to put trash and yard debris by the curb. Try to avoid placing any debris in a ditch.

And place it out the night before your scheduled pick up day.

You can find that schedule online, or call the commission at 864-232-6721.

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