Troublesome Export water line break set for repairs
A major water line along Kennedy Avenue that has been causing Export officials headaches will be repaired in the coming months.
Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County officials said the line, which runs from Duff Manor to near the borough playground, is slated for replacement this year. Authority manager Chris Kerr said he expects construction to begin on the line within 90 days.
Export officials have complained about the line, which suffered a major break in October. Officials said it has been faulty for years and is leaking near the borough playground.
“When you think of the water line breaks in the last five years and the destruction it's caused to our roads, it needs to be looked at and fixed,” Councilman John Nagoda said.
Kerr said authority officials need to evaluate all of the problems with the line before work begins.
“We're going to identify if that is our water (that is leaking) or another source,” Kerr said. “We'll make repairs immediately.”
Council President Barry Delissio said the stream of water leaking near the playground tests positive for chlorine, which indicates it is coming from the water line.
Tom Ceraso, assistant manager for the authority, said officials think the leak is from an authority water line but are awaiting tests to confirm.
“We don't want to get into a situation where we have more breaks and the water damages homes,” Ceraso said.
Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or email@example.com.
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