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Sharpsburg Pike water peoject to be finished Nov. 20

November 06, 2000

Sharpsburg Pike water peoject to be finished Nov. 20



By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer


A roughly $500,000 water and sewer project on Sharpsburg Pike, funded by grants from the Maryland Department of the Environment grants, is scheduled for completion on Nov. 20, Water and Sewer Director Greg Murray said.

The state funding that made the project possible, he said.

Construction on the changes to water and sewer lines along Sharpsburg Pike began July 20, he said.

In April 1999, the Washington County Commissioners and the Hagerstown City Council approved an agreement merging sewage treatment operations for 111 households and 20 commercial properties south of Oak Ridge Drive along Sharpsburg Pike.

Under the agreement, the solid waste from those properties would go to the county's Conococheague Industrial Pretreatment Facility instead of to Hagerstown's treatment plant.

While the city will continue to get revenue from sewer users, the county will get revenue for the treatment costs, Murray said.

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Instead of building a new line, an 8-inch sewer line has been placed inside of the 10-inch line that had been used as a water line, he said.

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