WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Borough of Waynesboro residents are facing a 10 percent sewer rate increase effective Oct. 1.
“We’ve had three rate increases in the past three years ... to cover the debt service and increased operational costs,” said Leiter Pryor, utilities director.
Construction on a multi-million-dollar sewer plant upgrade is under way that will change the way nitrogen and phosphorus are removed from wastewater. Those upgrades are designed to be in line with Chesapeake Bay nutrient reduction requirements.
Waynesboro Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said the municipalities may not always agree with Chesapeake Bay requirements, but they have no choice in making the changes for the Environmental Protection Agency.