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Leechburg sewer project progressing

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 1:26 a.m.

Designs for separating the remainder of Leechburg's combined sewage system will be done by the end of this year, an engineer for the borough said.

Ben Bothell of Senate Engineering on Tuesday gave borough council a project update.

The system serving about 40 percent of the borough has already been separated.

The upcoming project would separate the combined stormwater and sanitary sewage lines serving the remainder of the borough.

Bothell said that after the design is finished, the borough would submit its plans to the state Department of Environmental Protection for permits. The borough would then go to PennVest for funding.

Research on existing utility lines is now under way. That will include camera inspections of existing sewage lines, Bothell said.

Aerial mapping has been postponed to wait for better weather, Bothell said.

He said that construction could start next year.

House numbers required

Leechburg residents could soon be required to have numbers on their houses.

Council is preparing to require 4-inch tall numbers on buildings. They would have to face the street that the house fronts on, or be on mailboxes.

Councilman Tom Foster said a lack of numbering is a widespread problem.

Failure to comply would result in a $50 fine.

Council could finalize the plan in April.

Trail grant sought

Council voted 6-1 to apply for a $100,000 state grant that would go toward the Kiski Valley Greenway trail.

The proposed trail would run through Leechburg, from the Hyde Park Bridge to the borough's Riverfront Park.

Councilman Jim Spiering voted against, saying he is concerned about liability, the length of the commitment for the trail and how it could impact use of the park.

Councilman Dan Logero said the borough could deal with any issues if and after the funding is received. The state grant would cover only part of the $250,000 cost.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4701 or

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