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Water main repair estimated to cost Aspinwall about $40k

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

A water main on Center Avenue in Aspinwall will cost an estimated $40,000 to $45,000 to repair.

Officials approved emergency repairs for the main last week. Borough manager Melissa Lang said the work includes a new eight-inch main between Fourth and Sixth streets, 12 taps and a new hydrant.

The project did not have to go out for bids because it is considered an emergency repair, solicitor Steve Korbel said.

The area has been the site of frequent breaks, Lang said.

“In the past two years they've had at least three water main breaks in that same area,” Lang said.

Recent repairs to the main have been quickly followed by more problems, Lang said.

The area also is the site of the borough's annual paving project. Work will be completed before paving takes place, Lang said. Residents in the area will be notified when work is taking place.

Councilman Joe Noro said the main has needed to be repaired for the last two years.

“It's just going to keep on breaking,” Noro said.

Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or tmcgee@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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