Officials hope to boost business for plant
Washington County hopes to quadruple business at the debt-ridden Conococheague Industrial Pretreatment Facility next year by bringing in new commercial customers.
Water and Sewer Director Greg Murray told the County Commissioners Tuesday that he expects the plant to generate $400,000 in revenue in the year starting July 1, up from an estimated $100,000 in revenue this year.
Even the higher figure is far short of the more than $1 million annual operating expenses.
If the $400,000 figure is accurate, the county would need to spend $532,000 from the general fund to subsidize the plant next year, down from $832,000 this year, Murray said.