CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Borough Council Monday authorized administrators to apply for a state grant to pay for one sewer project and rejected bids on another for being too high.
The borough will apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for $839,250 for the Falling Spring interceptor, a sewer line that serves the borough's North End and a portion of Guilford Township, Borough Manager Eric Oyer said. The money, if approved, would come from the department's Water Supply and Wastewater Infrastructure Program, he said.
A contract for the project is expected to be awarded in September, according to the resolution the council approved.
The total cost of the project, which will replace the smaller line with a 24-inch pipe to increase capacity to handle development, is estimated at $1.2 million, Oyer said. Under an agreement with the township, Guilford is responsible for 80 percent of the project, he said.