Aerial mapping for Bullskin sewer project completed
Aerial mapping for Phase II of a project conducted by the Bullskin Township/Connellsville Township Joint Sewer Authority has been completed, and half of the digitizing has been done, Glenn Wolfe of Widmer Engineering told authority board members this week.
In August, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced project funding of more than $5.3 million in combined loan and grant money for the authority to complete Phase II of bringing public sewage to 265 more homes in Bullskin Township.
The authority received a $2.8 million water and environmental loan and $2,552,000 in water and environmental grant money, both through USDA Rural Development.
The authority will have to contribute $318,000 for the project, which will include laying sanitary sewer lines and bringing sewer service to parts of Johnson Lane, Dryhill Road, East End Road, Skate Lane/Longanecker Road and Richey Road.
Wolfe said in August that it probably would take at least 21⁄2 years for the project's completion.
“Normally it takes a year to design, six months for the permitting and a year to construct, so we're looking at about 21⁄2 years, but if we can move it along faster, we certainly will,” he said.
This week Wolfe said letters were sent to future customers within the Phase II project stating that some outside inspections may take place soon to get information for the project's design.
The Garden Street project is now completed, and tap letters have been sent. Wolfe said the next item the authority will have to handle will be tap inspections.
The blockages caused by tree roots on the Merit Manor project have been cleared.
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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