Court Orders Pittsburgh-Area Water Company to Pay Road Damage

January 3, 2008

A Pittsburgh-area water authority will have to pay for all road damage caused by breaks in its lines and reimburse the state for past problems.

The state Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

PennDOT filed suit against the West View Water Authority, which had refused to pay to repair roads damaged by ruptures in their water lines. Such ruptures tear up asphalt and concrete.

The ruling could save up to 30 Pittsburgh-area communities thousands of dollars each year. In addition, the Supreme Court has ordered West View to repay PennDOT tens of thousands of dollars it paid to repair water-damaged roads.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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