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Local Officials Support LowPro’s Concern’s over Sewer Interceptor

Lower Providence and the Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer authority are reportedly to be at odds over a proposed middle sewer interceptor project in the township.

According to a Times Herald article, The Lower Perkiomen Valley Regional Sewer Authority , along with two politicians.

The July 30 meeting was an informational meeting, asking perspectives over the regional sewer authority’s proposal of a middle sewer interceptor, which, according to the article, Lower Providence officials and residents oppose.

The article reports that Lower Providence Township supervisor Richard Gestrich said, according to the township’s solicitor, Mike Sheridan, who attended the meeting, state Senator John Rafferty (R-44) and state Representative Mike Vereb (R-150), supported the Lower Providence position on the matter.

According to the report, Lower Providence officials oppose the regional sewer authority’s planned sewer interceptor route through 15 Lower Providence backyards of residents who live along the Perkiomen Creek and through Hoy Park. The Lower Providence installations would be only a portion of a nine-mile long middle sewer interceptor project of the regional sewer authority. An estimated $3.5-million pipe and pump station to accommodate the interceptor line, would be required.

The article stated that the regional sewer authority would spend $1-million to mitigate the homeowners and township for the land disturbances.

A sewer interceptor is a large, subterranean pipe-system for the control and flow of wastewater, as well as flooding.

For the full story, please visit www.timesherald.com.

For more information on the Lower Perkiomen Valey Sewer Authority, and to see photos of recent interceptor projects, visit www.lpvrsa.org/projects.htm

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