Monroeville to pay for analysis of Willow Hedge stormwater issues
Monroeville will spend more than $30,000 to diagnose a stormwater issue on Willow Hedge Drive, where homeowners said they've been getting flooded for decades.
The funding will enable Monroeville engineers to perform a hydraulic analysis of the stormwater management system from the Willow Hedge plan to the parkway.
Council last week voted 6-0 to approve funding. Councilman Bernhard Erb was absent.
Homeowners said they have shelled out thousands of dollars over the years and still have to deal with flooding on their street.
“Thirty-three thousand dollars is not going to fix my flooding problem. … I'm going to flood again and again and again,” Willow Hedge resident Theresa Peterson said at the Nov. 7 Citizens' Night.
Monroeville Councilman Steve Duncan explained that an engineering study is just the first step and that the “ball is rolling.”
A preliminary inspection revealed “substandard” stormwater management on Willow Hedge Drive during heavy rains, Monroeville engineer Paul Hugus said.
The homes on Willow Hedge were constructed in the 1970s before a stormwater management system was required, Hugus said.
Adding to the problem is a separate stormwater management system that is channeling rainwater through a pipe and into the backyards of some homeowners.
“When the development went in, they never addressed that storm pipe,” Hugus said.
The engineering study could take up to three months, he said.
“That entire system has to be looked at,” Hugus said. “Then we'll need money to fix the problem.”
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Gateway band to perform in Memorial Day parade in D.C.
- Monroeville Council contracts for audit of franchise fees, revised ordinance
- Civil War graves reveal brutal toll of war on communities like Monroeville
- Monroeville Council notes: Zoning officer retires, CVS and Skyzone approved
- Voters oust 3 incumbents from November ballot
- Pitcairn newcomer earns spot on November ballot