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April 16. 2013 4:23PM
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SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. - South Abington Twp. officials expect to award a bid within the next two weeks for a $2.67 million summer sewage infrastructure project.

The township and Sikora Brothers Paving, Hunlock Creek, agreed to a two-week extension while the township seeks the necessary permissions from Pennsylvania American Water.

We’re working with the water company on that issue on a daily basis,” said David O’Neill, township manager. “Things are looking really good right now.”

“We should be able to move forward with the bid at our next meeting,” he said.

The board of supervisors adopted resolution authorizing the township to use eminent domain powers for the project. Those measures, however, most likely won’t come into play, according to O’Neill.

The project will take place over the summer after the school year ends. The township is installing gravity lines, which will be more cost-effective than the current pump station model. Gravity lines can last up to 150 years, much longer than pump stations.

The project will take six months to complete, according to O’Neill.

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