Reading City Council Approves Smaller Sewage Plant

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Customers who use Reading’s sewage treatment plant on Fritz’s Island, and who will pay for a major overhaul that will begin soon, got some potential good news Monday.

Construction costs could be cut by up to $20 million if the state gives the go-ahead to a smaller plant that City Council approved Monday.

The U.S. Department of Environmental Protection not only approved the smaller plant in mid-September, it also extended the deadline to build it to 2018. The previous deadline was last month.

“It could mean less money that we’d have to go out and try to get (for the project),” Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer said.

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