CURWENSVILLE – The potential for a massive increase in truck traffic in Curwensville Borough has borough officials worried.
On Monday, Curwensville Borough Council President Mark Curulla stated that the increase in truck traffic would be from trucks taking river water to gas well sites. Curulla stated that while they don’t know where the intake valve will be located, the potential truck traffic will be high, about 100 trucks per day.
“We don’t have the roads for it,” said Curulla.
He added that according the information council was given, each truck would carry 20,000 gallons of water. He stated that he hoped the intake valve was placed at Curwensville Lake so the truck would have to utilize state routes.
Curulla noted that the subject is still up in the air and that a public comment period through DEP is expected before a permit is issued and water extraction can begin.