Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

When Flooding Is a Possibility, Simply Block the Roadway

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

When Flooding Is a Possibility, Simply Block the Roadway

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More waste from inadequate government. Yes, five years ago there were four people whodied due to the flooding on Washington Boulevard. Very tragic.

So the governmental authorities,whoever they are, decided to do something toprevent this from happening in the future. We allknow the answer was a $450,000 investment inflood-alert equipment. Now, five years later, there was another flood, but the equipment failed to work.

No inspections by the state or the city of Pittsburgh,because no one knew who was supposed to inspectthe equipment. If you have followed the news, youknow that switches were "off," batteries dead, etc. ("Initial Assessment Finds Many Problems With Washington Blvd. Floodgate System," Sept. 13)

Now, the equipment is to be repaired at more costto the taxpayers.

Here is my thinking. …

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