Settled since the 1770s and a center of anthracite coal mining through much of the 19th and into the 20th centuries, the City of Pittston has coal mine legacy issues.  Towards addressing  these issues, the city has  appointed a municipal mine subsidence coordinator, Mr. Billy Williams.  Please contact city hall if you have any questions for Mr. Williams.

If you do see a suspected mine subsidence please stay away from the area and call 911.

For more information on mine subsidence, please click this link to go to the Pennsylvania State Department of Environmental Protection information page on mine subsidence:

http://www.dep.state.pa.us/msi/WhatIsMS.html

Mine subsidence is not covered by most regular property insurance. For information on the state insurance program that covers mine subsidence damage at your property please click on the following link:

http://www.dep.state.pa.us/msi/getinsurance.html