For animal control questions, please contact 412-466-4746 or 412-469-1166
REPAIR INSTALL REMOVE
RESIDENCE: If you see a streetlight that needs repaired,
removed or have a place that a new streetlight needs to be installed,
please contact Mayor R. Scott Adams at 412-469-3857.
Courtesy message from Pennsylvania American Water
With extremely cold weather in the forecast, Pennsylvania American Water reminds customers to take necessary measures to prevent frozen household pipes.
- Protect your home by wrapping exposed pipes with insulation and eliminate sources of cold air near any waterlines.
- We also recommend allowing a small trickle of water to run overnight to keep pipes from freezing.
The cost of the water is minimal compared to repairing the damage from bursting pipes. Know the location of your main water shut-off valve.
If a pipe freezes or bursts, shut the water off immediately.
Do not attempt to thaw frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. To thaw pipes, apply heat from a hair dryer, space heater, or hot water. DO NOT USE a torch or open flame.
For more tips on preventing frozen pipes, Click Here to visit pennsylvaniaamwater.com.
Pennsylvania American Water has begun shutting off water for delinquent sewage bills. Please contact Pennsylvania American Water at 1-800-565-7292 to discuss your delinquent sewage bill.
Snow Removal Information
The City of Duquesne’s Department of Public Works (DPW) priorities snow and ice removal by the priority of the road. The method of clearing the roads varies greatly depending on the weather. For instance, in very cold temperatures salt is ineffective and it would be a waste of resources to spread salt. When it is actively snowing, plowing alone is the best method.
Our DPW operates two to three plow and salt trucks to clear the snow and ice. These trucks are limited by weight restrictions and carry enough salt for approximately one hour’s work before they must be reloaded.
Our priority of roads are as follows:
1. Main roads and the bus routes. Second Street, Grant Avenue, Kennedy Avenue, Crawford Avenue, and the streets that the busses travel.
2. Brick roads and hills.
3. Secondary residential roads.
State Route 837 (Duquesne Boulevard) and Commonwealth Avenue are maintained by Penn Dot.
While waiting on the roads to be cleared there are some things that you can do to help:
1. Equip your vehicle with winter tires made for driving in snow.
2. Only drive in the snow if necessary.
3. Park in a way that makes it easier for the plow trucks to get through.
4. Have patience, slow down, and leave early if you must travel in bad weather.