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Pennsylvania briefs

December 12, 2012

Pump station could be replaced in township

WAYNESBORO, Pa.  — The Washington Township (Pa.) Municipal Authority is preparing to replace a pump station on Monterey Lane because the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is requiring greater protections for the township’s sewer system during heavy rainfall.

The authority will replace a force main with larger pipe as part of the project, WTMA Manager Sean McFarland told the township supervisors Wednesday.

That could also affect a line on Charmian Road, which is nearby in the Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., area, McFarland said.

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“We may have to extend the force main down Charmian until we hit Route 16 and get gravity,” he said.
McFarland said the work might be done in 2014.

Washington Township Manager Mike Christopher said he hopes to secure Pennsylvania Department of Transportation funding to pave Monterey Lane after the sewer system work is finished.

Pa. 997 curve in township might be straightened

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Property owners along a section of Pa. 997 in Washington Township, Pa., are talking about swapping some land so that the road can be straightened.

The affected area would be from Tomstown Road north to the Quincy Township, Pa., line. Washington Township Police Chief Barry Keller drafted a report indicating there have been 20 accidents there since May 2007.

Washington Township officials will be asking state legislators to request that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation realign curves when paving Pa. 997 in the Waynesboro area next year.

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