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Further improvements to be made to WASD mechanical systems

It is the second phase of a project with the McClure Co., a subsidiary of PPL Energy of Harrisburg, Pa.

November 16, 2011

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Further improvements will be made to the Waynesboro Area School District's mechanical systems under a $1.2 million contract awarded to McClure Co. this week.

It is the second phase of a project with the energy-savings company, which is a subsidiary of PPL Energy of Harrisburg, Pa.

Superintendent James Robertson said the second phase will include installation of a gas line for Waynesboro Area Middle School and Summitview Elementary School. Those schools will switch to gas boilers.

At the district administration building on Clayton Avenue, a boiler will be replaced and attic insulation will be improved. The contract also calls for the replacement of some water heaters.

"These are things that are deeply needed in the district," Robertson said.

District officials hope the upgrades will decrease utility bills. They said last month they saved $177,000 since the initial work was completed in September 2010.

The first phase included heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system upgrades at Summitview Elementary School, Fairview Elementary School and Waynesboro Area Middle School. The district is transitioning to the use of natural gas heat.

— Jennifer Filch

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