By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Residents who live between South Ridge Avenue and South Washington Street may be drained of their problems if the borough receives a Community Development Block Grant.
Borough Council last week approved conducting a survey of households along the two-block stretch that's had problems with stormwater flooding for years, said Kenneth Myers, borough manager. Residents in the area often end up with flooded basements, water-logged garages, streets that look more like rivers and backyard lakes after a hard rain, Myers said.
"Some places have no pipe. Other places have a conglomeration of pipes," Myers said. "The system is greatly inadequate."
Residents should have received letters in the mail from the borough to determine whether or not their incomes qualify the borough for the grant. Fifty-one percent of the households in the area must fall under low or moderate income guidelines, Myers said.