Upper Providence Sells Sewer Capacity to Newtown Township
The township will sell 103,000 gallons of capacity that according to Upper Providence Township Engineer James Kelly, it will not need in the foreseeable future.
MEDIA–A resolution to sell 103,000 gallons of Upper Providence's sewer capacity to Newtown Township was passed unanimously last Thursday evening.
"Newtown is in dire need of capacity," Upper Providence Township Engineer James Kelly said. "We feel comfortable that we can let them have that [capacity] because our measured flows are being reduced as we speak because with the new system we're putting in, we're well below the standard acceptable rates."
Upper Providence Township has more than 400,000 gallons of capacity, Kelly said.
The township will sell Newtown Township the 103,000 gallons of capacity at the rate Upper Providence paid for the capacity initially.
Newtown, who is currently working on their comprehensive plan and working on a hopefully finalized draft of the Act 537 sewer plan for the township, has several major sewer concerns in its neighborhoods like Echo Valley and Florida Park, where many homes are experienceing failed systems.