Residents of 2nd Avenue in Whitestone said they have been living each day not knowing if they will have water due to insufficient pipes.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) was joined by eight homeowners from 2nd Avenue to call on the city and the DEP to address serious quality-of-life issues regarding their water. Avella said that for years eight homes on 2nd Avenue between 147th Street and 147th Place have dealt with flooding conditions and poor water pressure, if they have had water at all. Residents said the flooding issue was resolved when the city Department of Transportation resurfaced their road but the city has not addressed the lack of water.
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Avella said he has reached out to DEP since 2013 about the water problem and has gotten zero response.
Residents are blaming the lack of water on an inadequate, two-inch wide water supply pipe that is not able to service all of the homes on the block. While the DEP has acknowledged in the past that the pipes are not wide enough, Avella contends the DEP has refused to take any action.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Pipes run dry in Whitestone
Posted by Queens Crapper at 6:51 AM
Labels: DEP, flooding, pipes, Tony Avella, water, Whitestone
Look, what Tony Avella is doing is good - but only because the most other elected officials are so abysmal. Do something permanent instead of always running from spot to spot making statements - but doing nothing to cure the underlying problem.
What is needed is for the public to fight this on line and in public - something like a website to look things like this up, to vent their frustration, and to go public shaming electeds and officials.
You may not know but Tony had an opportunity to do something like this recently and, for a guy that never walks away from a mike, never made the time to talk about it.
Think uncontrolled development has anything to do with this sorry state of affairs?
Hmmm....another Avella show that will fall on deaf ears.
Tony should be our councilman again because councilman Vallone isn't doing his job that Avella is doing for him.
Isn't the DEP a city agency? Why isn't Valloney Balloney doing anything to help the people of his community? I hope those people voted for him, if they did then they deserve the complete lack of interest that they have from him. He did nothing for the first four years and he'll do even less for the next. Maybe 2nd Ave should stage a fake ribbon cutting or parade, he will surely turn out for that.
> Residents said the flooding issue was resolved when the city Department of Transportation resurfaced their road
Meanwhile, in Bayside, residents now have flooding after the DoT resurfaced their road. Funny how that works.
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