Sewer Authority Nearing Completion of Vital Project

The Lemon Township-Tunkhannock Township Joint Municipal Sewer Authority (the “Authority”), which has been represented by WGL attorneys for the last seven years, is in the final stages of implementing a sanitary sewer treatment and collection project to serve the community of Lake Carey, which is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. WGL attorneys assisted the Authority in obtaining a substantial grant and low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority to complete the project on a cost-effective basis for the residents of Lake Carey.

Lake Carey is situated in both Lemon Township and Tunkhannock Township in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. The Townships accordingly decided to form a joint municipal authority to implement the sewer project. The project will serve approximately 385 equivalent dwelling units, and involves the construction of a wastewater treatment facility with a permitted hydraulic capacity of 120,000 gallons per day. Construction of the wastewater treatment facility is complete, and the related sewage collection system should be completed by August 2023, with some users initially connecting as early as April 2023. WGL attorneys continue to represent the Authority as it moves forward with this vital project.

WGL attorneys represent numerous public clients throughout the country, and frequently speak on matters that may affect public entities. Partner Steven Torres will be presenting at the 2023 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference on March 17th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA regarding fundamentals of alternative project delivery in public construction.