DuBois- The Sandy Township Supervisors approved giving Aqua Pennsylvania another extension to August in regards to their filtration plant plans. In a letter to the Sandy Township Solicitor, Aqua said that is still looking into prospective alternative locations for their water filtration plants.
“I think we are both a little shocked tonight,” said Betsy Hooven.
Betsy and Robert Hooven were two of the Treasure Lake residents who protested the original planned location of the filtration plant. The Hooven’s home is near the residential property where the filtration plant was, and may still be constructed. They were worried about the impact on their home’s property value.
“Why do we continue to pacify these people? I’d like to make some improvements to our house, but I’m not putting another penny in,” said Robert Hooven.
The supervisors explained that each delay is more time for Aqua to find an alternative site that won’t require changes to Treasure Lake’s PRD.
Township Manager Dave Monella announced that the township is receiving $34,180.87 this year as its share of the state’s Marcellus Shale Act 13 program.