The final payment for the removal of system flush tanks was received by the Summit Hill Water Authority from the Summit Hill Borough during their meeting on Tuesday. The purpose for removing them was to prevent water loss in the system and to comply with DEP regulations according to authority chairperson Lou Alexander.
"The valves on the flush tanks were corroded and caused them to leak," said Alexander.
Flush tanks were built into the water system to use municipal water to help flush the sewer lines in the system. They were a popular method in early sewer lines to clean the lines. Workers would open the valve and fill the tank with water, then they would open a valve and flush the downstream sewer lines. Due to their age, the borough's flush tanks' valves were corroded and leaking water which is what led to their removal.
The final $1,000 payment from the borough was the last of three payments the borough provided to fund the project which was completed last year.
The authority also approved the following actions on a vote of 3-0 with members Joe O'Gurek and Robert Collevechio being absent:
· Approved the shutoff list for the authority.
· Held off on paying a bill for the lightning strike that destroyed the solar field inverter.
· Paid a bill for $4165.50 to Carbon Engineering for services rendered.
· Paid a bill for $262.04 for plywood and a lantern to cover maintenance supplies for the physical plant.