WAYNESBORO, PA. ? In response to accusations that the Washington Township Municipal Authority is not planning for the future, its manager circulated a memo saying the water and sewer management authority "is taking concrete steps now to be well prepared for expected expansion."
Tensions developed between some of the Washington Township Supervisors and representatives of WTMA in the latter half of 2007.
In late November, some of the supervisors accused WTMA of not planning for the future and the homes expected to be built in the township. Supervisor Carroll Sturm said he calculated a shortage in equivalent dwelling units (EDUs), a measurement of water production.
Sean McFarland, WTMA manager, sent a memo to the supervisors saying that one developer's EDU credits were counted twice in the analysis provided by the supervisors. Also, he questioned which subdivisions were included in a "miscellaneous" category presented by the supervisors.
"It is also worth noting that of the total figure for projected development and needed water (3,633 units), the WTMA has never seen plans, nor been asked to comment on water availability for 1,377 of those units," McFarland wrote, identifying 10 developments.