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Nesquehoning water authority gets grant

Published May 10. 2011 05:00PM

The Borough of Nesquehonng's Water Authorty received a state grant approval for $608,000 to replace and relocate a storage tank.

The borough's application was one of 30 to apply. But only three were granted. Besides Nesquehoning, the Blue Mountain Health System and Packer

Township are also getting grants.

The new tank will be placed lower in elevation to reduce pressure in the Hauto Valley system. It will increase the supply of adequate water for fire fighting and other emergencies.

Thank you letters will be sent out to former Rep. Keith McCall, Senator John Yudichak, and Rep. Doyle Heffley.

It may take a while to receive the money. Secretary Mary Theresa Hunsicker was told to check to see how long the borough has to spend the money.

Solicitor Atty. Robert Yurchak told the authority that the Sprinkler Act has been repealed and new homes will not be required to install a sprinkler system in the structure.

Mark Lopata, supervisor, told everyone that the roads leading to the reservoirs have been fixed by Radocha Paving.

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