Saturday, September 20, 2014

DEP ignores reported water leak

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"Hi, I live on 170 street between Union Turnpike and 81st ave in Jamaica. Across the street from St Johns campus. It was first noticed that the new water main was broken. A neighbor put in a service request with 311 they closed it stating they couldn't find the leak. I noticed the leak on Wed 9/17 and put in a service request with 311 which as of tonight is still pending. I feel this is just total incompetence of the DEP to leave a water main broken and leaking for at least 4 days that we know of. Attaching a video of the leak. Maybe you could shame these incompetent people at the DEP into doing their jobs. The indifference of this department is beyond belief.

Thought this might be of interest to you." - anonymous

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not to worry...an increase in all our water bills will cover this wasted water. Things seem to have gotten worse under mayor Di Blah Blah.

Anonymous said...

LOL! A drop in the bucket of NYCs departmental incompetence!

Anonymous said...

There was a major leak on Yellowstone Blvd. The DEP closed the complaint. It leaked for a full month before any action was taken! This city is turning to CRAP

Anonymous said...

Tap on their vehicle door and wake them up from their nap.

JQ said...

the common course for action in nyc or anywhere else is to wait for something horrible to happen or if it kills somebody.So just be patient,it will eventually break and make a giant crater and then you will get your wish.

FNY

Anonymous said...

Good luck, people on Main Street complained about trees that were nearly tipped over and it took forever before they sent anyone out.

Anonymous said...

Forget 311 - We have had better results with Channel 1. The embarrassment seems to work.

Anonymous said...

Sad fact of the matter is that DEP installed new water lines along Union Turnpike and then dug up the side streets to connect the lines just last month. The water is seeping from the cut in the street that was made for that installation of pipes.

Anonymous said...

Forget 311 - We have had better results with Channel 1. The embarrassment seems to work.

Got that right - and the pols go nuts when someone ridicules them in public or in the media - which is why you need to get into the habit of doing that if you want things done. With them, to cover their empty suits, images is everything.

Anonymous said...

Also from forget 311

Using media (even just threatening them about using the media) makes CON EDISON move very quickly.

Anonymous said...

Like the pd,theyvtoo are undermanned .......

Anonymous said...

I agree they are all undermaned and underwomened - putting itin the media is meant for the eyes and ears of the CEOs, agency heads etc = not to embarrass the true hard working men and women.