Loyalsock Township OKs sewer sale to city authority

Loyalsock Township supervisors approved the sale of the township’s sewer system to the Williamsport Sanitary Authority at its Tuesday night meeting.

“This will allow the sanitary authority to take over the management and maintenance of the Loyalsock sewer system,” said township Manager Bill Burdett.

Hammering out details for the transfer has taken over a year, Burdett said.

“We have to realize rates are going to go up, some of that because of putting in the new treatment center,” said Supervisor Virginia Eaton. “We can save some money with the economies of scale this will bring.”

In other business, Burdett presented the board with a $750 fine from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

“We had a main break between the Bull Run pump station and the Lycoming Water and Sewer plant,” Burdett said. “We were able to get a lot of it back into the pipe because of the large volume that was temporarily on the ground the DEP decided they had to assess what is on their part a greatly reduced penalty.”

Supervisors also scheduled a hearing before their next meeting on March 26 to deal with the transfer of a liquor license into the township for a proposed Buffalo Wild Wings at 1700 E. Third St.