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Schuylkill Haven seeking grant for water service improvement

Schuylkill Haven’s borough government hopes to provide more reliable water service to about 80 homes in the area of North Berne Street.

At the Sept. 6 borough council meeting, it was mentioned that frequent water main breaks along the road have prompted officials to look at ways to improve the infrastructure.

Administrator Jessica Seiders says the borough is looking into a state program that funds infrastructure projects from casino-generated revenue.

“It is an 8-inch main that dates back to 1950,” Seiders said. The cost of replacing the aged main is about $1 million, and it is the hope of the borough that the borough will be approved for the funding.

Council approved applying for the grant. If approved, the grant would also help fund the connections to each of the affected homes.

Also related to North Berne Street, three unidentified residents complained during public comment about speeding along the road. Seiders responded that the police chief has been made aware of the issue and will look into enforcement.

Another resident noted that the pipe used for watering the borough community gardens needs to be repaired.

Yet another resident complained that deer are intruding on the borough compost site. Council recommended that the resident contact state officials as the borough is unable to do much about the issue.

Borough Day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30.

The borough Halloween parade is scheduled for Oct. 25. Officials said residents and organizations interested in participating should contact the borough recreation department.

Source: Berkshire mont

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