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CWSA approves 2020 budget with no rate increase

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Next year’s projects include relocating lines for new Cementon bridge

Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority Chairman John Schreiner presented the 2020 budget for the authority at the board’s regular meeting Dec. 20.

“I am happy we are able to present a budget that meets the needs of our customers and does not require a rate increase,” he said.

Schreiner attributed the success of the authority to the dedication of the people working there and cooperation among all the groups that support the authority in its operation.

The nearly $4 million budget balances the revenues coming in.

The capital expenditures for 2020 are estimated at $2.2 million. Major projects on the books for 2020 include extending public sewer service to Summit and Prospect streets in Whitehall.

Other projects for 2020 include relocating lines to make way for the Northampton-Cementon Bridge project and updates to pump control systems at the Eberhart Road pumping station.

The authority is expected to attend meetings with Lehigh County Authority on the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate to reduce infiltration in the Allentown wastewater treatment plant. CWSA has met its requirements under the mandate. There are, however, lingering requirements for the other municipalities to comply.