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Work Starts on Clarview to Sligo Sewer Line Extension
“There is lots of equipment and activity,” said Clarview Board Member Terry George. “The long-awaited often delayed sewer project is underway. I talked to the inspector and possibly three weeks from today (Tuesday, February 5) it will be done, and they’re so sure that by the end of this week all of the borings will be completed.”
Clarview Rest Home, Inc. received a $1,031,239.00 loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to construct 7,000 feet of pressure sewers, decommission existing treatment plant, and install a lift station. Sewage will be conveyed to the Sligo Borough facility for treatment.
C&R Directional Boring LLC from the Clearfield area is now installing the line, using boring to insert the new “pipes” that will connect Clearview to Sligo.
George said the type of system was changed from a gravity system to a pressure system because of the high cost of right of ways and a lack of support from Piney Township supervisors.
“We’ve changed our mind from a gravity system to a pressure system because of some problems we’ve run into with right of ways from private citizens requesting an enormous amount of money for some of them,” said George at an earlier Sligo Authority meeting. “Some of them wanted many, many taps on their properties that they would want paid for, and some people wanted their sewer bill paid forever. We’ve decided to do away with the design of the gravity system and go with a pressurized system from Clarview clear into the borough.”
“To be perfectly honest, what we’re trying to do is expand out there. We bought the old county home, and we’ve got 12 acres to expand eventually. We’ve got a waiting list, and for Country Spring, in the next four or five years, we’d like to expand that, but we can’t do it without some kind of sewer line. Economically, we’re trying to help the county, too, and provide jobs and a better place for people to live.”
“It’s really a win-win for the county, the township, and the borough.”
Kyle Fritz from EADS said Piney Township was asked but said they were not interested, and they didn’t feel there was a need or public sewage in that area.
“The planning that was done for this shows potential development for Clarview,” said Fritz. “It does not show connections by township residents because the township did not want that. In the future, if township residents want to tie in with it, the township would be responsible for that planning. They would have to take the proper steps through DEP to do that plan.”
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