West Penn Township Engineer Ronald B. Madison, explained to the Walker Township board of supervisors at last evening's meeting that the ongoing Act 537 sewer project may be delayed because of wildcat sewers operating in the study areas.
The good news for Walker, Madison said, is that the suspected wildcat sewers, which are unpermitted lines that discharge untreated sewage, are not in its township.
Further investigation into these wildcats could delay the completion of the full Act 537 plan update, Madison said, but something may be able to be worked out for Walker where the work needed done can be separated from the work needed in West Penn.
Before the project can move forward at all, however, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has to further review the plan and decide whether action needs to be taken on the wildcat sewers.
Walker Township has the choice to stay on board to fix the failing sewer systems in the area, according to Madison, or it could opt out of the project altogether.
Lastly, the board announced that a budget meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building. Next board of supervisors meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building.