WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Contractors continue to work on upgrading Waynesboro’s wastewater treatment plant as they eye a spring 2014 completion for the $10.2 million project.
The wastewater treatment plant was built in the 1930s and last upgraded in the 1980s, according to Jon Fleagle, chairman of the Waynesboro Borough Authority.
The Waynesboro Borough Council received an update on the project Tuesday evening from Fleagle and Leiter Pryor, the borough’s director of utilities.
The borough’s 5,500 sewer customers had rate increases each year since 2010 to fund the project.
The plant is being adapted to change the way nitrogen and phosphorus are removed from wastewater. Those upgrades are designed to be in line with new Chesapeake Bay nutrient reduction requirements.