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Construction Concerns on Indian Church Road

BUFFALO, N.Y. - There's more construction on Indian Church Road in West Seneca between Harlem Road and Mineral Springs.

It is a result of an issue involving both the Erie County Water Authority and National Grid. Residential water lines were installed in some places too close to National Grid's duct bank, containing 230,000 volt power lines. The proximity caused interference with electrical service. The problem was discovered when Water Authority crews responded to a residential water leak.

Nobody from the Water Authority was available for an interview, but issued a statement saying "all proper reporting protocols and procedures were followed."...and "extensive water quality testing was also performed and monitored by the Erie County health Department."

The work being done now is National Grid inspecting each area where residential water lines cross over the power conduit.

"We will do the excavation and inspection, and if a waterline has to be moved, obviously that will be the water authority's responsibility," said Steve Brady spokesperson for National Grid. 

All agencies say there was never any public health or safety issues and the Health Department actually says that the Authority went above and beyond standard procedure to ensure consumer safety.

Safety aside though, residents will have to put up with at least 3 more weeks of digging and inspecting as National Grid makes sure the power lines and the water lines are where they should be.


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