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Glassport Residents Angry Over Nuisance Water Leak

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GLASSPORT (KDKA) — Properties covered in mud, muck and debris — a constant stream of water pouring down a hillside, roads buckling from the run-off.

That’s what residents say they’re dealing with on Oregon Avenue in Glassport.

KDKA’s Kym Gable talked to two borough council members at the site Monday night.

Tom Bradley says council has been trying to get the Pennsylvania American Water Company to send a crew to dig on the hillside above the street.

Council believes the water is coming from a broken line somewhere.

“This is non-stop running from the end of January ’til now,” said Bradley. “So I would say it’s at least 50,000 gallons minimum.”

Over the winter, the borough dealt with ice on the street.

Councilwoman Elaina Skiba estimates the town has spent at least $6,000.

“I mean, we’re losing a road,” she said. “We went from billing them for salt, labor, taking care of residents. We have yet to be reimbursed. We have sent the water company a bill.”

Penn American Superintendent Dave Ward told Gable by phone the company will send a crew this week, weather permitting.

He says they’re not sure if it is a break in a line, or just extensive run-off. Crews will have to dig to find out.

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