Charleston, WV man frustrated by stalled sewer project

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A major sewer project in the South Hills area of Charleston, WV was stalled last year and left partially complete. Neighbors are fed up with the mess.

Claude Hylton is used to a certain way in his neighborhood along Louden Heights Road. But the scenic views he loves don’t look same.  

“They just left everything,” Hylton said. “They cut those trees down left all of those trees and stumps and it is just a gouge, a great gouge.” 

There was a major sewer project underway all summer. But multiple problems plagued the project. According to Charleston Sanitary Board general manager Larry Roller the contractor, Tri-state Pipeline, was terminated in December 2017 with only 40% of the work complete. The job was scheduled to be finished in October 2017. 

“Nothing has been touched,” Hylton said. “They left their stuff and they just went.” 

Roller said the CSB is ready to bid the project out again but they are waiting for the bonding company for the contractor to respond. In the meantime Hylton said enough is enough. 

“Get it completed. Clean it up. Landscape it and have it look like it looked before they moved in here in July,” he said. 

13 News reached out to Tri-State pipeline Monday for comment but they did not respond. When the company last spoke with us months ago they said they were equally frustrated with the slow progress of the project, saying they’ve worked in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky and never had problems. 

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