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Water pouring from the Fairmount SEPTA station is even worse
Three years ago this month I wrote about water seen streaming in from the ceiling of the Fairmount SEPTA station, on the Southbound platform. Since then, it's gotten a lot worse. I was fairly shocked to see how bad it was this morning. This time, I made a video. You get a good gush of water in the video, toward the end.
If you look at the photo in the post I linked above, it's not nearly so bad. Just a serious leak. This video shows that whatever is failing to seal water out has gotten much, much worse.
I don't know who's responsible for this. It's a SEPTA station but I know SEPTA is only a tenant and the city owns the stations. How does this work? It just seems like if this were a first class city, someone would hop on fixing such a structural issue. No one has done anything in three years, as far as I can tell, and it's just worse.
Since it is City property, maybe it's intentional? Maybe this is one of the ways the City is working to reroute stormwater out of the Combined Sewage System? One more part of the Green Cities, Clean Waters project? SEPTA tunnels can double as stormwater channels? Perhaps?
If that's the case, at least have the decency to divert the flow off the platform, you know?