Two regional sewage authorities are about $95,000 apart on how much money is owed for treatment of sewage from a North Huntingdon mobile-home court over a five-year period.
The dispute, which now is in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court, pits Alcosan against the Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority, or WWMA, because of the underreporting of a meter reading of water consumption from residences in the Wallace Trailer Court from April 2007 to May 2012.
Officials of Alcosan, which provides sewage service for a drainage basin that includes parts of North Huntingdon and Penn Township, say the authority owes $103,782 since 2007 because of the underreporting of 27 million gallons of water by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, or MAWC, according to a lawsuit Alcosan filed on May 3.
The MAWC provides the water service for the residences. Its manager could not be reached for comment.
In a November letter to Alcosan, WWMA Solicitor John Campfield said the estimates used to calculate a $103,782 invoice were “unreasonable.” At that time, WWMA officials said they owed $9,131 and mailed a check to Alcosan for that amount.
Campfield said he could not comment because he had not yet received a copy of the lawsuit.
The Western Westmore-land Municipal Authority serves 16,000 customers in Irwin, Manor, North Irwin and parts of North Huntingdon, Penn Township and Hempfield.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or email@example.com.
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