West Newton working toward end of sewage project
Sewage system upgrades in West Newton are continuing to make progress, an engineer told borough council Monday.
About 62 percent of a $2.5 million sewage upgrade project is completed, said borough engineer Timothy Brett.
Once gates are installed to regulate the overflow of water from the Youghiogheny River into the borough's system, the improvements will be checked with a monitor and sensors to ensure that it is working properly.
The system will be checked every few weeks once it is in place, ensuring it is properly calibrated, Brett said.
Once the monitoring has shown that the river no longer floods the sewage lines, the borough can report to the state Department of Environmental Protection that it is in compliance with the long-term flood control plan, he said.
There is no set range of months that the system must be monitored after the project is completed, Brett said.
“It's really function of whether or not the river comes up, you could get lucky in the fall or the summer,” he said.
After Councilman Tony Berarducci had questions about project paving, Streets Department Supervisor Randy Shincovich said as construction nears completion, he and Brett will be making a “punch list” of areas that will be discussed with the contractors before the project is considered finished.
“If you guys see anything that you want me to put on the list, let me know so it doesn't get overlooked,” he said.
Council members will be invited to a final walk-through to see that final restoration has been completed throughout the borough, Shincovich said.
In other business, one application was received for an open position on the West Newton Community Pool board, which was referred by council for the current board members' review.
After the pool board's recommendation, another applicant, Rainey Craig, was approved by council for appointment to the board.
Council also approved Councilman Ron Melocchi as West Newton's representative to the Twin Rivers Council of Governments.
Stacey Federoff is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-836-6660.
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