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Whitehall anti-flooding effort progressing toward start of work

| Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, 3:07 p.m.

Plans are moving forward to try to reduce potential flooding in the Doverdell Drive area of Whitehall.

Borough engineer Ruthann Omer updated council last week about the $4 million storm and sanitary sewer project.

She said 23 easements have been obtained out of the 39 needed to begin the project.

Engineers have met with all residents and continue to work with those who have decks that will be affected.

Omer said all permits are in place as they work to obtain the easements. No date has been set to begin the work.

The borough is seeking a reimbursement from the new Alcosan Grow Grant program.

Omer said requests can be made for up to $1 million. The borough's letter of interest for the grant was accepted. The application is due by the end of October.

Alcosan officials will inform the borough what amount it will be eligible to receive.

Meter replacement

Whitehall Manager James Leventry said Duquesne Light Co. will be in the borough this month to replace residential meters. Customers will be notified and do not need to be home.

He said he was informed that there will be no disruption of service. Leventry said the company was asked to notify Whitehall police when employees will be in the neighborhood.

Jim Spezialetti is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-388-5805 or jspezialetti@tribweb.com.

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