- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 22:37
Water shutoff notices received by several Donora residents from the Authority of the Borough of Charleroi was the topic during the Donora Council virtual meeting that was held online on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
Donora Mayor James McDonough II, said that he contacted the borough’s solicitor, Steven Toprani, about the shutoff notices who said they were posted in error. Under Gov. Tom Wolf’s disaster proclamation due to COVID-19 and because the PA Public Utility Commission now prohibits termination of such utilities for as long as the order is in effect, the residents who received the notices cannot be subject to water shutoffs.
“They thought they were going to repost to say that they’re not going to shut it off, but I do not want any of the public utilities going door to door, because it just kind of compounds the problem,” said McDonough. He added, “I think it was just something that wasn’t thought through before it was done.”
The Mayor also addressed the residents saying, “Stay at home with your loved ones. The numbers are down. What you are doing is working.”