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PUT AN END TO "PLUMBERS' PATCHES"!
June 28, 2017
Hi everyone - Please add your voice to ours. Councilman Mark Squilla -
Dear Councilman Mark Squilla:
Please introduce legislation to require contractors, utilities, and government departments to properly restore our historically certified streets immediately after excavation, instead of using asphalt or concrete “plumbers patches”.
Plumbers patches are unsafe, unsightly, and unnecessarily disruptive to our community. Since 2010, the Philadelphia Society of Streets (PSSS) has advocated for legislation to ban plumbers patches on our historically certified streets, while the Streets Department continues to claim that they can handle the plumbers patch situation. The facts do not support that contention.
History continues to repeat itself in Washington Square West as asphalt “plumbers patches” continue to multiply on our historically certified streets and unsecured historic pavers and gutters disappear:
Once again we request that you please introduce legislation to require contractors, utilities, and government departments to properly restore our historically certified streets immediately after excavation and not use asphalt or concrete patches. Thank you.
Lynn and Cliff Landes, Founders
The Philadelphia Society of Small Streets (PSSS)
LynnLandes@earthlink.net / 215-629-3553