The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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May 22, 2012

Northumberland opts to build sewage plant

NORTHUMBERLAND — Ending months of speculation, the Northumberland Sewer Authority has voted to build a water treatment plant, at an estimated cost of $9 million, to replace the 40-year-old sewage plant at 100 Water St.

It will be built on the site of the existing plant, board Chairman Donald Troxell said.

A rejected option would have made the authority a customer of the Sunbury Municipal Authority.

Voting yes for the new plant on Monday night were Troxell and members Jim Orner and Jack Fasold. Board member Adam Klock voted no. Member Dean Paul abstained.

Troxell said the board is considering options on how to pay for the project. He expects the plant to be built within a few years and that the project will go out for bids soon. “We have to move on this,” he said. “We needed to do something because of the discharge into the Susquehanna River.”

Troxell said he will meet today with state Department of Environmental Protection officials in Williamsport.

For the complete story, see Wednesday's edition of The Daily Item.

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