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Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Carnegie Borough engineers plan to tackle problems with stormwater runoff on Plum Street ahead of potential paving in coming years.

Borough Manager Stephen Beuter said plans are in the preliminary stages, and the borough's engineering firm, KLH Engineers, intends to survey the area to determine what can be done to curb the runoff issues.

The cost of the survey, approved April 14, is not to exceed $7,500.

KLH engineer Robert Robinson said that while Plum Street is relatively flat, it is tilted, which causes storm water to run off the road onto adjacent properties.

“There have been complaints in the past to the borough,” Robinson said. “The borough had addressed them the best they can by increasing the height of the curb, but there needs to be something more comprehensive.”

That plan likely will include adding a storm sewer system along Plum Street, which runs between Chestnut and Boquet streets.

“There is already a storm sewer system on Boquet Street, and we want to extend it to pick up Plum,” Robinson said. “We think we can do that, but we need to do this survey.”

Borough council President Pat Catena said Plum is high on a list of streets to be paved and refinished in coming years, and it is important to take care of runoff problems before the street is paved.

“What it comes down to is they can't pave the street until the sewage work is done,” Catena said. “They need to separate the storm and sanitary sewers, and that's basically what they're planning to do. Any work they do, though, requires a study.”

Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or

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