From Councilman Bill Peduto’s office:

“Thank you for contacting our office regarding the ongoing flooding issues in the East End. We have been working with residents, community groups, and the PWSA for the past couple of years to address these issues. We have had PWSA in people’s homes and at community meetings working to address these issues. These efforts have been increased since the flooding many of you experienced in July. On Friday August 19, following the storm, the Councilman and I were both immediately out in the community, in people’s basements, and taking tours. Unfortunately, our office has no direct oversight over the PWSA. Board members are appointed by the Mayor and they exist under authorization of the state. Therefore, we can act as a clearinghouse for information and a catalyst for action, but we need help to get it done. In order to make sure the right people hear from the community, we have scheduled a community meeting for Tuesday, September 6th at 6:00 at Winchester Thurston. We will be inviting the Mayor and his staff, PWSA leadership, the PWSA Board, and county and state officials. This will be a chance for all of you to speak directly to the PWSA and a chance for them to talk about a plan of action.

In the meantime, we will keep you all posted on anything we learn.

Dan Gilman
Chief of Staff
Office of Councilman Peduto”

Please consider attending the community meeting with the Councilman’s office Tuesday, August 6 at 6 p.m. at Winchester Thurston (555 Morewood Avenue).