Lawrence sewer options to be presented

Municipal authority to hold meeting on Lawrence sewerage

  • January 9, 2013

Several options to bring sanitary sewers to portions of Lawrence will be presented at a special meeting next week.

The Cecil Township Municipal Authority will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium of the Hills-Henderson Elementary School. The meeting is designed to provide information to residents on several options to provide public sewers to areas currently not served.

There are about 350 households in Lawrence without a public sanitary sewer system but Dennis Bell, administrator of the authority, said any project is likely to be costly.

Estimates CTMA has received are between $6 million and $7 million to sewer those homes and Bell said any project would need grants to make it feasible.

He said the malfunctioning systems in the area have been documented by the state Department of Environmental Protection, which has yet to mandate that the township correct the problem.

About two years ago a feasibility study of the area was done. Bell said the authority is taking another look at the project at the request of the supervisors.

He said Senate Engineering will make the presentation on the options available to residents and a discussion to be held afterward.

Among the options are whether to pipe sewage to a 30-year-old treatment plant or construct a new plant.

The authority will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. prior to meeting with residents on sewer options.


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