Bridgeville sewers cleaned to prevent flash flooding

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A project to reduce the threat of sewer backups and flash flooding on Baldwin Street and McLaughlin Run Road in Bridgeville during heavy rainstorms has been completed.

Borough manager Lori Collins, at the borough council meeting on Monday night, August 11, said the borough has finished a project that removed tons of debris from the sanitary sewers to the Bridgeville border with Upper St. Clair.

“Water levels are way down because of the debris removed. Public works has been pulling manhole covers, and the water is down at least two feet when it is raining,” Ms. Collins said.

A remarkable collection of objects were removed from the sewers, including sand bags that had to be pulled out by hand, she said.

Cleaning will take place on a two-year cycle, she added.

Bob Podurgiel, freelance writer:

First Published August 12, 2014 12:00 AM

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