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Water authority discusses metering of wells in town

Published June 15. 2010 05:00PM

At the meeting of the Nesquehoning Water Authority, there was discussion on the metering on wells in town.

After raising the subject of the meters, resident Tom Merman was told that the water authority can only ask people to meter them.

Attorney Robert Yurchak, solicitor, will check in the ordnance to see the legality of the authority metering the wells.

At the opening of the meeting, a visitor asked about the electric bill totaling $9,436.90, which appeared on the list of bills for approval.

A thank-you note was sent to the Nesquehoning Conservation Club for their recent action of the clean up at the First Hollow and removal of trees and placing of stones.

Engineer Ronald Tirpak stated that the 16-inch pipe running between Industrial Road and Hauto was cut off and left behind. Now it will be reconnected and Supervisor Mark Lopata will work on that area near the pond.

He will first dig an exploratory hole to see what is needed. If it's a bigger job than the authority thinks, Lopata will notify them and someone else will be brought in to do the work. A motion was made to first have him check it and they will hire someone to help on an as-needed basis. The work is expected to take one week.

The water line work from last year will be submitted to EPA before the end of the month for the grant guidelines.

Patch work needs to be done on the road going up to the pump station as a short-term fix. Tirpak and Lopata will examine it as soon as possible.

There has been some concern to the rail lines spraying the weeds near the wells and a letter will be sent - if the borough council has not yet sent one - asking what chemicals are being used.

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