Panel endorses Pangborn East sewer project
The Washington County Water and Sewer Advisory Commission has recommended that the County Commissioners go ahead with the $700,000 Pangborn East sewer project and delay work on the $2.5 million Holiday Acres/Beaverbrook sewer project.
Water and Sewer Director Greg Murray said Monday he's hopeful state or federal grant money can be obtained for the projects, but it will be easier to get that funding before the projects are constructed.
Murray said grants wouldn't be available until July 1, 1999, at the earliest.
The Pangborn project would serve about 50 homes and the Holiday Acres project about 115.
The planned Beaverbrook pumping station would serve Holiday Acres and eventually could serve more than 800 homes in the area west of Smithsburg. If the pump station isn't built, an existing 1993 pump station would have to be upgraded in the next year or so at a cost of $100,000 to $150,000, Murray said.