Blawnox water rates increase
Water rates in Blawnox are going up for the first time in eight years.
Council approved a rate increase to $5.94 per 1,000 gallons last week.
The last increase came in 2005, which set the rates at $5.43 per 1,000 gallons.
The new rate takes effect immediately.
Blawnox will withhold $2,000 from Kosinski Demolition as a bond for the company to do landscaping work at the site of a former water tower on Carla Drive.
Borough engineer Gordon Taylor of Senate Engineering said the amount should be incentive to have a landscaper come in if needed. The company had some work done but that was during the winter.
“They did their landscaping in the middle of winter so you don't know how it will turn out,” Taylor said.
Councilman Randall Stoddard said work on a permanent pole to replace the one Sprint had on top of the tower is under way. A temporary pole is in place.
The next regular council meeting for Blawnox will be April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the borough building along Freeport Road.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or email@example.com.
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