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Hagerstown OKs sale of bonds to upgrade water-treatment system

November 24, 2009|By ERIN JULIUS

HAGERSTOWN -- By unanimous votes Tuesday night, the Hagerstown City Council approved the sale of more than $11 million in bonds to fund improvements and projects related to the water-treatment system.

The council approved the sale of $5.7 million in bonds to fund the construction of a second covered West End water tank, the second water tank built in recent years. Each tank will hold about 6.4 million gallons, City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said Tuesday.

The water tanks replace an early-1900s reservoir.

Also approved Tuesday was $4.6 million in bonds to fund the first phase of a transmission main project. Among the projects funded by this sale will be electrical work at the R.C. Willson Water Plant in Williamsport, Zimmerman said.

The council also approved $827,440 in bonds to fund a rehabilitation project on the wastewater collection system. The borrowed money will be paid back through a zero interest rate loan from the Maryland Department of the Environment's State Revolving Loan Fund.

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Additional money for the project -- which Zimmerman said deals with an infiltration problem -- will come from Bay Restoration Grant Funding and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Finally, the council approved a $631,505 zero-interest rate loan, also through the Maryland Department of the Environment, for work on the Salem Avenue wastewater collection system rehabilitation project.

That project includes replacing a line, Zimmerman said.

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