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Monday meeting concerns water woes in Summit Hill

Published September 17. 2011 09:01AM

A special meeting of Summit Hill Borough Council will be held at 7 p.m. Monay, Sept. 19, to discuss the problems of sewage and storm water backing-up into basements.

The problem has surfaced at meetings of the borough council the past several months.

This month, about a dozen residents attended a meeting of the borough council with some complaining that raw sewage seeped into the basements.

One resident said about three feet of sewage and water was in their basement on East White Street.

Numerous East White Street residents had problems with sewage infiltration and were concerned that a new line installed on Pine Street (Route 902) a year ago might be the issue.

Council President Joe Weber agreed to call the special meeting, which is being held Monday, so that the borough's engineer would be present to hear and possibly address the complaints.

At this month's meeting, Weber noted that the central sewerage system is about 100 years old. He said to engage in a construction project for a new system, or to make extensive renovations, sewage rates would possibly quadruple.

Rates are presently based on water consumption.

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