Overcharged for water bills, road drainage issues: Lancaster Watchdog reports for April 2020 (2022)

  • September 22, 2022
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Lancaster Watchdog: Grading issue following repaving in East Hempfield Township

  • JUNIOR GONZÁLEZ | Staff Writer

This week, Watchdog looks into a concern over standing water in East Hempfield Township.

A readers writes the problem has persisted in his neighborhood since a road was repaved nearly two years ago.

He writes the road at the intersection of Continental Drive and Darby Lane appears to have a grading issue.

The issue creates “a large puddle that takes days to dry and has nowhere to drain,” the reader wrote. Depending on the storm, the puddle can take up as much as half the road, which poses issues for motorists as well as children who use the road to get to a nearby bus stop. There are no sidewalks.

“It has ruined our neighbor’s yard and created a breeding ground for mosquitoes,” the reader writes. Inquiries to the township by neighbors have not led to previous action, he said.

Watchdog reached out to East Hempfield Township Manager Cindy Schweitzer last week, who said the township is aware of the issue but a resolution date is murky at this point.

“Corrections (for the affected intersection) are on our spring list of repairs which of course have been delayed due to the current COVID-19 crisis,” Schweitzer said.

Watchdog will provide an update on the project when spring projects resume.

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Lancaster Watchdog: Water meter billing problem for Lancaster city resident

  • JUNIOR GONZÁLEZ | Staff Writer

This week, Lancaster Watchdog examines an issue with a Lancaster city reader’s water bill.

The reader recently received a bill of more than $600.

“They stated that prior bills were estimated and I was not actually billed?” the reader wrote of the response from the city. “I paid $58 consistently every quarter, so they are claiming this is some kind of difference ... but there was no indication on the bill or a letter or any indication about the enormous reason for this bill.”

The reader raised concerns about receiving the notice at a time when people are struggling to pay bills.

“I just can’t believe that this is happening in a global pandemic,” the reader wrote, adding “people are losing their jobs and (all of a sudden) we’re going to spring this huge bill on you ... .”

The reader said other residents have gone through the same ordeal with the city.

Watchdog followed up with Matt Metzler, deputy director of the Lancaster city Department of Public Works.

Metzler said following a meter reader replacement in January 2019, water usage was recorded at zero at the resident’s home, located on the northern end of the city.

The error was due to a programming issue with data importing into the city’s billing software, according to Metzler.

“When the account was corrected and meter data was finally captured, (the reader’s) meter showed a usage of 45,000 gallons,” he wrote, a normal usage volume for the year.

The correction caused the reader to receive an invoice for most of their 2019 usage “all at once,” according to Metzler.

He said the city is willing to work with residents on a repayment plan to avoid the burden of paying a lump-sum amount.

“We have worked with customers to implement a payment plan to get caught up on usage for reasons such as this,” he said. “We understand it can be a hardship and we want to work with our customers as much as possible.”

Notice any problems?

Email the Lancaster Watchdog at watchdog@lnpnews.com or go to LancasterOnline.com/watchdog and tell us about it. You can also send mail to Lancaster Watchdog at P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328.

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Lancaster Watchdog: Electrical work in Pequea Township park

  • JUNIOR GONZÁLEZ | Staff Writer

This week, Lancaster Watchdog examines a reader’s concern over access in a Pequea Township park.

The reader recently reached out to Watchdog about utility work by PPL in Silver Mine Park.

Silver Mine Park in Pequea is a wonderful park for exercising during COVID-19 restrictions,” the reader wrote. “Unfortunately, it looks like PPL contractors will severely limit access to work on the bases of the high-tension power lines.”

There are several transmission structures around the park that serve customers in the surrounding area.

“It would be easy to bypass these towers and come back after the COVID-19 restrictions have lessened,” the reader wrote.

PPL spokeswoman Jessica Baker confirmed work at the park in a statement.

“As the nation confronts coronavirus, our team remains committed to keeping the power flowing safely and reliably to our customers,” she said. “The work we are doing in Silver Mine Park to rebuild an aging transmission line is necessary to continue providing dependable power to thousands in the area.”

Baker said while the company understands the reader’s concern, the project is unable to be paused because most of the power line has already been removed.

“Rebuilding the line in a timely manner and turning it on again is crucial, especially as we approach summer and higher electricity demand,” the spokeswoman added.

Most of Silver Mine Park is still accessible — just certain sections of trails are blocked off, as well as a portion of a parking lot near the athletic fields.

“It’s a large park with 151 acres,” Baker said, “so there will still be several available trails and a lot of open space for residents to be outside while keeping a safe distance from one another and from work crews.”

Work on the transmission line is expected to be completed in early June, to be followed by land restoration, she said.

Notice any problems?

Email the Lancaster Watchdog at watchdog@lnpnews.com or go to LancasterOnline.com/watchdog and tell us about it. You can also send mail to Lancaster Watchdog at P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328.

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Lancaster Watchdog: Keeping city traffic lights in sync

  • JUNIOR GONZÁLEZ | Staff Writer

This week, Lancaster Watchdog takes a look at traffic light flow downtown.

For months, readers have reached out to Watchdog about traffic light changes they say have slowed their trips downtown.

“I am wondering WHY the Lancaster City traffic light system is NOT timed anymore?” wrote one reader.

“If you started on the outskirts of the city, traffic was of normal flow, and you kept your speed at about 25 to 30 mph, you would pretty much go right through the city on green lights,” continued the reader. “That certainly hasn’t been the case for the last while.”

They reported a recent nighttime drive resulted in a red light in six out of seven traffic lights.

Isolated synchronization issues have been noted and resolved in previous Watchdog columns, including a pedestrian signal near Musser Park and a light for those exiting the Penn Square Parking Garage on East Mifflin and South Duke streets.

As previously noted, dozens of traffic signals changed following a $691,000 state grant last October to upgrade more than 90 of them, according to the Governor’s office.

Back in December, Lancaster city Deputy Director of Engineering Cindy McCormick told Watchdog that the transfer of traffic light programming from older controllers to new ones “has resulted in a few hiccups, including impacts to signal coordination.”

When reached this week, McCormick provided an update on the changes, including an expected resolution.

“We are in the process of setting up a central system that syncs the traffic signals and keeps them in coordination,” she wrote in an email. “This will also allow us to remotely monitor the system and be more proactive in ensuring coordination of the traffic signals.”

She expects the system to be finalized this summer.

Notice any problems?

Email the Lancaster Watchdog at watchdog@lnpnews.com or go to LancasterOnline.com/watchdog and tell us about it. You can also send mail to Lancaster Watchdog at P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328.

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Overcharged for water bills, road drainage issues: Lancaster Watchdog reports for April 2020 (9)

Lancaster Watchdog: Grading issue following repaving in East Hempfield Township

  • JUNIOR GONZÁLEZ | Staff Writer

This week, Watchdog looks into a concern over standing water in East Hempfield Township.

A readers writes the problem has persisted in his neighborhood since a road was repaved nearly two years ago.

He writes the road at the intersection of Continental Drive and Darby Lane appears to have a grading issue.

The issue creates “a large puddle that takes days to dry and has nowhere to drain,” the reader wrote. Depending on the storm, the puddle can take up as much as half the road, which poses issues for motorists as well as children who use the road to get to a nearby bus stop. There are no sidewalks.

“It has ruined our neighbor’s yard and created a breeding ground for mosquitoes,” the reader writes. Inquiries to the township by neighbors have not led to previous action, he said.

Watchdog reached out to East Hempfield Township Manager Cindy Schweitzer last week, who said the township is aware of the issue but a resolution date is murky at this point.

“Corrections (for the affected intersection) are on our spring list of repairs which of course have been delayed due to the current COVID-19 crisis,” Schweitzer said.

Watchdog will provide an update on the project when spring projects resume.

Notice any problems?

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Lancaster Watchdog: Water meter billing problem for Lancaster city resident

  • JUNIOR GONZÁLEZ | Staff Writer

This week, Lancaster Watchdog examines an issue with a Lancaster city reader’s water bill.

The reader recently received a bill of more than $600.

“They stated that prior bills were estimated and I was not actually billed?” the reader wrote of the response from the city. “I paid $58 consistently every quarter, so they are claiming this is some kind of difference ... but there was no indication on the bill or a letter or any indication about the enormous reason for this bill.”

The reader raised concerns about receiving the notice at a time when people are struggling to pay bills.

“I just can’t believe that this is happening in a global pandemic,” the reader wrote, adding “people are losing their jobs and (all of a sudden) we’re going to spring this huge bill on you ... .”

The reader said other residents have gone through the same ordeal with the city.

Watchdog followed up with Matt Metzler, deputy director of the Lancaster city Department of Public Works.

Metzler said following a meter reader replacement in January 2019, water usage was recorded at zero at the resident’s home, located on the northern end of the city.

The error was due to a programming issue with data importing into the city’s billing software, according to Metzler.

“When the account was corrected and meter data was finally captured, (the reader’s) meter showed a usage of 45,000 gallons,” he wrote, a normal usage volume for the year.

The correction caused the reader to receive an invoice for most of their 2019 usage “all at once,” according to Metzler.

He said the city is willing to work with residents on a repayment plan to avoid the burden of paying a lump-sum amount.

“We have worked with customers to implement a payment plan to get caught up on usage for reasons such as this,” he said. “We understand it can be a hardship and we want to work with our customers as much as possible.”

Notice any problems?

Email the Lancaster Watchdog at watchdog@lnpnews.com or go to LancasterOnline.com/watchdog and tell us about it. You can also send mail to Lancaster Watchdog at P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328.

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Lancaster Watchdog: Electrical work in Pequea Township park

  • JUNIOR GONZÁLEZ | Staff Writer

This week, Lancaster Watchdog examines a reader’s concern over access in a Pequea Township park.

The reader recently reached out to Watchdog about utility work by PPL in Silver Mine Park.

“Silver Mine Park in Pequea is a wonderful park for exercising during COVID-19 restrictions,” the reader wrote. “Unfortunately, it looks like PPL contractors will severely limit access to work on the bases of the high-tension power lines.”

There are several transmission structures around the park that serve customers in the surrounding area.

“It would be easy to bypass these towers and come back after the COVID-19 restrictions have lessened,” the reader wrote.

PPL spokeswoman Jessica Baker confirmed work at the park in a statement.

“As the nation confronts coronavirus, our team remains committed to keeping the power flowing safely and reliably to our customers,” she said. “The work we are doing in Silver Mine Park to rebuild an aging transmission line is necessary to continue providing dependable power to thousands in the area.”

Baker said while the company understands the reader’s concern, the project is unable to be paused because most of the power line has already been removed.

“Rebuilding the line in a timely manner and turning it on again is crucial, especially as we approach summer and higher electricity demand,” the spokeswoman added.

Most of Silver Mine Park is still accessible — just certain sections of trails are blocked off, as well as a portion of a parking lot near the athletic fields.

“It’s a large park with 151 acres,” Baker said, “so there will still be several available trails and a lot of open space for residents to be outside while keeping a safe distance from one another and from work crews.”

Work on the transmission line is expected to be completed in early June, to be followed by land restoration, she said.

Notice any problems?

Email the Lancaster Watchdog at watchdog@lnpnews.com or go to LancasterOnline.com/watchdog and tell us about it. You can also send mail to Lancaster Watchdog at P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328.

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Lancaster Watchdog: Keeping city traffic lights in sync

  • JUNIOR GONZÁLEZ | Staff Writer

This week, Lancaster Watchdog takes a look at traffic light flow downtown.

For months, readers have reached out to Watchdog about traffic light changes they say have slowed their trips downtown.

“I am wondering WHY the Lancaster City traffic light system is NOT timed anymore?” wrote one reader.

“If you started on the outskirts of the city, traffic was of normal flow, and you kept your speed at about 25 to 30 mph, you would pretty much go right through the city on green lights,” continued the reader. “That certainly hasn’t been the case for the last while.”

They reported a recent nighttime drive resulted in a red light in six out of seven traffic lights.

Isolated synchronization issues have been noted and resolved in previous Watchdog columns, including a pedestrian signal near Musser Park and a light for those exiting the Penn Square Parking Garage on East Mifflin and South Duke streets.

As previously noted, dozens of traffic signals changed following a $691,000 state grant last October to upgrade more than 90 of them, according to the Governor’s office.

Back in December, Lancaster city Deputy Director of Engineering Cindy McCormick told Watchdog that the transfer of traffic light programming from older controllers to new ones “has resulted in a few hiccups, including impacts to signal coordination.”

When reached this week, McCormick provided an update on the changes, including an expected resolution.

“We are in the process of setting up a central system that syncs the traffic signals and keeps them in coordination,” she wrote in an email. “This will also allow us to remotely monitor the system and be more proactive in ensuring coordination of the traffic signals.”

She expects the system to be finalized this summer.

Notice any problems?

Email the Lancaster Watchdog at watchdog@lnpnews.com or go to LancasterOnline.com/watchdog and tell us about it. You can also send mail to Lancaster Watchdog at P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328.

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