Harrison to seek way to extend waterlines to Karns section
Officials will make an attempt this year to extend municipal waterline service to the Karns section of Harrison.
About 15 homes in the remote area next to the Allegheny River lack drinking water.
The nearest municipal line is 3,000 feet away.
Allegheny County Health Department officials reportedly have told residents that the water is unsuitable for drinking. It can be used for showering and washing dishes.
A Harrison resident told commissioners on Monday night that residents bring in their own drinking water.
Township engineer Ray Antonelli of NIRA Engineers will apply for an Allegheny County Infrastructure and Tourism grant with goal of getting the waterline extension. Another NIRA engineer, who serves the Harrison Township Water Authority, will also apply for Allegheny County grant money.
Township Commissioners Vice President Verne Bergstrom suggested that Harrison's public works crew could excavate half the waterline trench, and the water authority crew the other half.
Last year, Commissioner William Poston met with state Rep. Frank Dermody in an attempt to get unused state grant money for the Karns waterline. But a dam break in the central part of the state caused the leftover money to be used for that crisis, Poston said.
Resident Bob Betz offered to put up a sign near the cluster of homes in the Karns area to direct emergency vehicles to the neighborhood.
Emergency vehicles have reportedly missed the turn to the homes because of a confusing set of turns where Burtner Road meets Karns Road.
The township commissioners issued a proclamation to resident Blaine D. Santi for becoming an Eagle Scout.
Santi is the 186th Boy Scout from Troop 186 to attain Eagle Scout status.
George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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