Pottstown Crews Work To Replace Storm Drainage Pipe

Pottstown Crews Work To Replace Storm Drainage

TENDING TO SOME (REALLY) OLD BUSINESS – Portions of roadway near the intersection of Mervine and Adams streets in Pottstown were torn up and closed last week as work crews replaced storm drainage pipes there. Both the storm and sewer piping systems in the borough often appear to be as old as the municipality itself. That’s not quite the case, Pottstown officials say, but in the case of the corrugated metal storm drains removed near the corner, above and below, their age is showing. The replacements are of studier, rust-resistant and reinforced plastic, bottom. Pottstown’s website reports the borough operates a network of 1,300 storm inlets and more than 60 miles of pipe. Storm water, which is clean, is redirected by that maze to Manatawny Creek and the Schuylkill River.

Pottstown Crews Work To Replace Storm Drainage

Pottstown Crews Work To Replace Storm Drainage

Photos for The Post by Fred Remelius