Water authority approves grant for stormwater needs

The Lycoming County Water and Sewer Authority at its recent meeting approved an $80,000 Growing Greener Grant for stormwater infrastructure upgrades in South Williamsport.

The grant will be used to address a stormwater basin located behind the CVS store along West Southern Avenue, according to Executive Director Christine Weigle.

“We are going to retrofit the existing swale,” she said.

The project is part of meeting compliance under the Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction guidelines.

Construction of the project is expected to begin next year.

In other matters, the Authority approved professional engineering services for the Limestone Water System which serves customers in the communities of Oval and Oriole.

The state Department of Environmental Protection program will address capital improvements.

“We want to evaluate the water distribution system in the Limestone system,” Weigle said. “We have known we need to do water main replacements.”

The service comes at no cost to the Authority and will include preparation of construction bids.

“It’s a great program for that system,” Weigle added.

Weigle reported that the Church Alley sewer laterals project in Montoursville is now under way and is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

The authority approved $2,000 bonuses for 21 full-time Authority employees.

The Employee Recognition resolution passed by the Authority noted that the employees “provided uninterrupted and quality service throughout the past year during the peak of pandemic and maintained its high standard of customer service during unprecedented times.”

The resolution an adjusted amount will also be paid to part-time employees.

The authority approved Creative Plantscapes, Inc. and DL Thompson for mowing services.

Weigle noted that Dads Landscaping, which formerly was contracted for mowing, informed the Authority that it would be unable to continue with the service this year.


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