Homewood Residents Name for Motion Over Sewage Retention and Flooding – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Residents of Homewood are calling for action from the city and the PWSA, saying they have struggled with pent sewer and flooding in their homes for years, but the water company says they can’t fix that because that Problem is with private line.

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(Photo: KDKA photojournalist Tim Lawson)

Local residents say the problems started in several streets and in several houses as early as 2017 when the PWSA and Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority repaired a small sinkhole hole on Fushia Way. They say their homes began to flood with raw sewage almost immediately afterwards.

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“We have suffered loss of property, additional expenses, health risks, health risks to others, illness, stress and inconvenience,” said resident Tanya McClendon-Todd.

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The PWSA says it has inspected its Race Street sewer multiple times and found no problems. It issued a statement that said in part, “While we sympathize with their circumstances, we are also in a difficult position where we cannot use tollpayers’ dollars to work on a private sewer.”

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