WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Repairs to the Borough of Waynesboro's problematic stormwater system could easily exceed $800,000, engineers said.
That figure was presented in a report that focused on the system's two worst areas - Maple Street to Potomac Street and Maple Street to South Church Street.
Consultants with Dennis E. Black Engineering recommended a new concrete channel comparable to an aqueduct at a cost of $375,000. They also recommended the replacement of a concrete box culvert for $350,000 and new $75,000 railings to reduce borough liability of someone injuring themselves in the system.
"We'll find the money," Councilman Craig Newcomer said, adding that the borough would likely borrow the lion's share.
The borough receives approximately $55,000 revenue from each mill of real estate taxes levied on its property owners, Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said.