Storm-Water Run-Off

The failing sewage lines (“sewage lines” refers to both the gravity feed and the force main) were installed close to a tributary of Beaver Run Creek, and they follow the path of the tributary to where it enters Beaver Run Creek and then along Beaver Run Creek to the Borough’s Pump Station.

Due to a lack of adequate water-retention systems in Delmont Borough, this tributary experiences excessive storm-water run-off during heavy rain storms or extended periods of rain.

This typically slow and meandering stream quickly becomes a raging torrent which aggressively erodes the stream banks at every bend.

The result has been a significant shifting of the stream bed itself, exposing and crossing over the sewage lines in multiple locations, compromising the integrity of both lines.