23 Deerpath Ln Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA
Leak in storm drain at 23 Deer Path is causing a large pot hole in the yard about 3 feet from the street. The Water Co. looked at hole and confirmed the hole was not the result of a water pipe leak. Suggested that the pot hole may be caused by a storm drain leak. I have tried filling the hole with rocks and they just get washed away.
Joe Opperman, 23 deer path, 924 2207 (phone)
23 Deerpath Ln Princeton, NJ, 08540, USASink Hole in yard 3 feet from street (23 Deerpath). This morning (8/29). The storm drain was checked by camera and no holes in drain were found. Previously, the water company had checked to see if the water line into the house was leaking. No leaks found. Is it possible that the sewer line is leaking? Thank you. joe opperman
15 Wiggins St Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA
Hello; Several years ago, I informed you that the dilapidated, obsolete and antiquated electrical substation posed a life hazard. I described how a blast of blue lightning had set a number of girls standing in the library near me screaming, and how we had gathered in anticipation of this event, and were looking in that direction, the static charge being so palpable.
My tip resulted in action by Public Service, but much of this was cosmetic, with a new fence being installed.
Now, last week (Wednesday evening), another event occurred, this on Hinds Plaza. I didn't stay to see the outcome, but a family had gathered just after a rain shower at the tables I was moving in preparation for the weekly Farmer's Market, and since they couldn't speak any English, at all, I gave up right away trying to tell them of the danger of a lightning strike due to the proximity of the electrical substation, the light rain and the metal tables all gathered together, as they must be to hold the Market.
It was whispered the next day that something had happened to the family, but I could never get any confirmation or clear description of what had occurred, a blue-lightning strike, or what.
Now, I would like to suggest that a heavy-as-possible soft copper conduit pipe be placed under Wiggins Street from the substation to Princeton Cemetery, and then a hole drilled about thirty feet deep to accommodate the copper pipe and conduct lightning strikes to the water table.
Then, braided copper wiring, of the kind used for tree and house lightning rods, should be led to every high, outside corner of the substation. Six or eight rods should be used, at minimum.
The hole under Wiggins Street could be done with a https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/486796 Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) machine, and the machine could be set up in the graveyard.
I hope that you can readily persuade PSE&G to take the measures suggested, or some version of them that can be depended upon to remedy the defects described. I'd rather not continue because of the terrible memories, but I was hit by a blue-lightning strike that I believe originated at the station, and suspect that methane accumulating in the sewers and drains played a part. It wasn't nearby, but where electrical currents are concerned, even long distances can be very short. The substation ran the trolley all the way to Trenton, for example.
325–335 Alexander St Princeton 08540, United States
Across the street from 332 Alexander St, nearer the southern entrance to the parking lot, is a pot hole on the Alexander St bike/walk path. This presents a danger to cyclists who may not see the pot hole until the last minute, who may then swerve or slam of the breaks. Resulting conflict with people riding a bike could cause conflict with pedestrians. It is also a trip hazard for pedestrians.
Note: a previous request for this pothole was “Archived” because it was identified as a duplicate of another service request. It was not a duplicate, so I am resubmitting it.
212 Alexander St Princeton 08540, United States
This pot hole is across from the Dinky station, it is different than the two other pot holes I have reported on the bike/walk path on Alexander St. It is between electrical pole and fire hydrant, across from the secondary entrance to the station (the one near Skillman Furniture).
It presents a danger to cyclists who may not see it until the last moment (and May swerve into pedestrians) and to pedestrians, who may trip.