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Greencastle briefs

April 11, 2008

Treatment plant honored by DEP



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection honored the Greencastle Area Water Authority recently when it named Moss Spring Water Treatment Plant as one of the few outstanding plants in the state.

The Greencastle Borough Council presented the Water Authority, on Monday with one of DEP's five Area-Wide Optimization Program awards.

The award recognized the efforts of the Water Authority to optimize the performance at the plant, particularly in the area of filtration.

Greencastle Borough Manager Kenneth Womack said the award shows how well Greencastle runs its plant.

The DEP evaluated 232 plants to determine the award recipients.




Borough hall to get tech upgrade



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Borough of Greencastle will soon be on one wavelength.

The borough approved a $2,415 bid to upgrade its phone and Internet to connect the four borough buildings on one network.

Borough Manager Kenneth Womack said two firms submitted bids for the project, and he recommended the council go with the higher bid made by Hinton and Associates of Camp Hill, Pa., because of Hinton's expertise with similar projects.

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Womack said it is important for the borough to begin the project quickly because the current system is old and outdated.

"We can't change the time on the phones system," he said. "We don't have a way of knowing if a message was received yesterday or today."

The borough unanimously approved the bid of Hinton and Associates. Council Chairman Charles Eckstine and Councilman Duane Kinzer were absent.

Once completed, the system will link the sewer plan, water plant, public facilities building and borough hall onto one network and phone system.

- Kate S. Alexander

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