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.READ MORE: Brashear High School Student Charged In Fight That Sent Teen To Hospital
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.”READ MORE: Penguins Forward Teddy Blueger Undergoes Surgery For Fractured Jaw
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.MORE NEWS: Pa. Liquor Control Board Hosting Rare Whiskey Auction