By Tony Gonzalez|
The News Virginian
Fined by state environmental regulators and ordered to make pipe and manhole upgrades, Waynesboro plans to borrow almost $4 million, mostly to make fixes to a wastewater network frequently overwhelmed by heavy rains.
That move was discussed Tuesday during a public hearing before the City Council. Almost $2.3 million of a $3.7 bond would be used for improvements to the city’s sewer collection system. The city would borrow money under the federal Build America bond program, created last year by the Obama administration as a way to help governments get better interest rates.
The city’s new wastewater treatment plant, opened in August, provided a “significant” improvement in handling sewage, a state regulator said, but problems persist with the pipes that deliver sewage and water to the plant.
“This has been an issue that has plagued the city of Waynesboro for decades,” Assistant City Manager Jim Shaw told the council.
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