CLEARFIELD – Upcoming, current and completed projects were discussed by Clearfield Municipal Authority during Tuesday’s meeting.
Next summer the state Department of Transportation will be doing work on Woodland Road and possibly North Front Street.
CMA has an agreement in place with PennDOT to “piggyback” projects by having the contractor replace waterline while doing the roadwork.
PennDOT and CMA are splitting the cost 75/25 with CMA responsible for approximately 25 percent of the cost. However, a portion of 14th street will not be covered by the PennDOT project.
Engineer Jim Balliet said they have two options, arranging to have the portion included in the project at an additional cost of approximately $72,000 or do it at a later time when the cost could be around $147,000.
CMA prefers to have the project done with the rest of the line replacement. Balliet said they can ask PennDOT for a three-year payment plan, which PennDOT has granted for other projects, which will ease the burden on CMA.
During the manager’s report, the board learned that there have been a number of large leaks in the waterlines recently and Manager John Williams said they will be flushing lines next week, as is done each spring, hoping that this will help with the problem.
Residents will be notified by a notice in the media as well as through the telephone system and can expect turbidity and reduced pressure.
A final-walk through was conducted for the Pine Grove North water main extension and those customers wishing to connect need to contact the CMA office as soon as possible.
Finally, the state Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Chapter 109 update and the authority submitted a comprehensive monitoring plan.
Balliet said they need to finalize a filter maintenance plan and an uninterrupted system service plan. He said the new regulation will require some alarm and shutdown modifications to the two water plants.
Balliet said DEP gave little time to prepare these plans and has been receiving a lot of schedules from authorities and he expects that CMA will have until 2021 to have these new plans in effect.