CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rates approved Monday by the Franklin County General Authority will make the cost of water and sewer service for the Army and future occupants of Letterkenny Army Depot comparable to those in surrounding communities .
On Tuesday, the authority set the rate at $3 per 1,000 gallons for water and $5 per 1,000 gallons for sewer service, according to John Van Horn, facilities manager for the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority.
"The authority reviewed the operating costs for the site, as well as the water and sewer rates of the surrounding area" in setting the rates, Van Horn said.
The authority was established by the Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners to administer the utilities at the depot. Van Horn said the authority on Monday would assume operational control of the water and sewer systems.