NUANGOLA —The borough’s sewer system installation project continues on target for a major completion goal of Aug. 15, Dan Loughran, project engineer, reported at Monday’s meeting of the borough sewer authority.
Loughran, of the Quad3 Group of Wilkes-Barre, said that while the Wexcon Co. has extended its working schedule to include Saturdays, there remains a target of conducting tests on the system by mid-August. Thereafter, residents can begin the process of having their residences connected to the system.
Loughran also said the Doli Construction Co. has tentatively scheduled on June 17 the installation of a pumping station at the Rice Elementary School property. Doli is contracted to place the pipeline from the borough to a juncture off Blytheburn Road of the Mountain Top Area Joint Sewer Authority plant.
The pumping station and connection for the school building is the last major phase of Doli’s contract.
Along with construction elements, an invoice submitted by Wexcon for $246,000 was approved for payment.
Ted Vancosky, treasurer, said of the $4.4 million “bridge loan” obtained from the Fulton Bank ogf Lancaster, $601,000 remains available. Chairman Ray Shirk estimated that once the Fulton loan is exhausted that funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which are intended to be the major financing source for the project, will “kick-in” and should become available within the next two months.