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Mysterious flooding causes damage to homes in Tarpon Springs neighborhood

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Tarpon Springs, Florida -- A major flooding problem is causing all kinds of problems in a Tarpon Springs neighborhood.

People who live along Old Keystone Road say their backyards have turned into lakes, causing major damage to homes from popped pools to dead trees.

PHOTOS: Flooding plagues Tarpon Springs neighborhood

Charles Zidar has lived in his home along Old Keystone Road and Meadows Drive for six months.

"We love proximity to bridle trails," says Zidar.

But instead of a nice yard for his horses, he has an unwanted swimming pool.

"We can't even get in the gate. It's unhealthy for our horses," says Zidar.

It's the same wet problem for neighbors.

"It's been bad. We put in new septic field for $3,000 and that was blown out," says Zidar.

Kelli Levy, the section manager for Natural Resources of Pinellas County, says they can't give a direct reason yet to what's causing the flooding.

"We do not we've had staff out there and it all seems to be disconnected," says Levy.

Neighbors believe the water treatment plants across the street could be the culprit forcing culverts to fill and water to flow out.

"We want to pull everything so we can provide a right answer," says Levy.

Zidar has an answer of his own.

"I'd like to see the culvert dug out and paved out underneath the street," says Zidar.

There is only a couple of inches of water now, but people who live here know once rainy season hits, things will change and says the county needs to soak up a solution quick.

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