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Trafford wants to take close look at storm sewer

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By Chris Foreman
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:03 a.m.

After identifying two collapses in a storm sewer under First Street, Trafford officials want a contractor to use cameras to assess the line to determine if other repairs are necessary.

Council on Tuesday voted to pay $5,000 to State Pipe Services of Cranberry Township to televise the sewer line.

Borough engineer Don Glenn said borough officials decided it was beneficial to evaluate the condition of the entire 60-inch sewer line in case there are other problems with it.

Officials already know about a collapse in the line near the parking area for Irwin Interiors System and a collapsed sewer inlet at the First Street intersection with Adrian Avenue. Glenn didn't give an estimate for how much those repairs could cost.

The safety of eight homes above the First Street line was one of the reasons officials cited for televising the line.

“For liability reasons, I really think we need to know if there's any movement happening there,” Councilman Casey Shoub said.

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