Pine Grove Water Main Extension Reaches New Milestone

CLEARFIELD – The new Pine Grove Water Main Extension project reached a new milestone recently with all of the pipe from the original contract being installed.

During Tuesday’s Clearfield Municipal Authority meeting, the board learned the next step is to work on the additional lines while flushing and testing continue.

The pump station was set earlier in the day and the electrical portion will be installed soon.

The board also discussed the camera truck jointly owned by the authority, Lawrence Township and Clearfield Borough. The truck is in need of repairs and the cost will be split evenly between the three entities.

Manager John Williams said CMA hasn’t used the truck in about two years and it is too small for CMA’s lines. Williams raised the possibility of ending the agreement with the municipalities, which has been discussed in the past, and purchasing their own equipment.

The board voted to have Solicitor John Ryan investigate exiting the agreement while Williams looks into the costs of units that would meet CMA’s needs.

According to information provided to the township by CMA, the cost of repairs is $1,832.50.

The board also discussed the upcoming repaving project of Woodland Road by the state Department of Transportation.

The waterlines will need to be replaced prior to the work and the authority has been waiting to hear if PennDOT will pay for a portion of the project. Williams said the 10-inch lines date to about 1900 and are most likely cast iron.

There is no set date for beginning the repaving project; however, Williams said it looks likely to be late 2020.

Williams announced that the chief operator for the sewer plant, Michael “Chad” Hoover, was recently named Wastewater Manager of the Year at the PA Rural Water Association conference held in March.

Also, CMA thanked 34-year employee Randy Rougeux for his years of service upon his retirement this month.

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