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Sligo to Clarview Sewer Line Could Include 37 Connections in Piney Township
SLIGO, Pa. (EYT) – Efforts to extend the sewers lines from the Sligo Borough Authority System to the Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Country Springs were outline last week in meetings with the Sligo Authority and the Piney Township Supervisors by Kyle W. Fritz, Municipal/Sanitary Department Manager, at the Clarion office of EADS.
EADS was retained by Clarview to look at the feasibility of such a project. Clarview currently has a private sewage plant for its facilities and Country Springs.
Fritz said gravity versus pressure sewers were compared, and the most effective alternative is a gravity sewer. The engineer estimated approximately 7,200 feet of gravity sewer is required to reach Sligo Borough, and the project is PENNVEST eligible.
Approximately 37 potential connections exist in Piney Township if the township would want to be included. EADS sent notice letters to the 37 township residents on Tuesday after the noon meeting at Piney Township to explain the proposed project. Piney Township connections could be made to the proposed sewer line with minor extensions required.
“I met with the Piney Township supervisors, and there were approximately 15 Township residents at the meeting,” said Fritz.
“A review of the project was presented, and the options available for the township, whether they wanted to connect or not. It was pretty much opened then for questions and answers. At the end of the meeting, it appeared to be split between the number of people who wanted to connect and didn’t want to connect. We’re waiting to hear from the supervisors until we move forward.”
Cost for the individual sewage accounts appeared to be the main factor in deciding in Piney Township connections are added.
“Sligo Authority can’t really give a figure for charges at this point until they determine how many connections will be made and how much additional flow will be going to the plant,” said Fritz. “They need that number for what it’s going to cost them to operate. Once the township verifies what they want to do, we can finalize the flows to Sligo, and they can determine what will be the flow from Clarview.”
The Sligo Authority currently bills commercial customers monthly at $39.00 plus $3.00 per 1,000 gallons. Clarview averages 14,000 gallons per day or $1,299.00 per month if it would be treated as a commercial account. Clarview will obtain additional information from the Sligo Authority regarding a connection point.
A preliminary anticipated timeline includes:
– Mid 2017, Determine municipal involvement/requirements
– Late 2017, Complete planning and obtain all permits
– Early 2018, Open bids and award contract
– Mid 2018, Start construction
– Late 2018, Complete construction and tie into Sligo.
Authority President Chuck Marsh said Gwin, Dobson, and Foreman Engineers, the original architects of the existing sewage plant, indicated they would be interested in representing Sligo Authority regarding the Clarview project.
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