Briefing Slated on $200M Lehigh County Sewer System Project

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Residents in eastern Pennsylvania will get a briefing Monday on a proposed $200 million-plus upgrade to the regional sewage system to eliminate sewage overflows during wet weather.

The Allentown Morning Call reports that the Lehigh County Authority and 14 municipalities served by the system have spent about $25 million since 2009 responding to a federal order on the problem.

Over the past decade, millions of gallons of raw sewage have been discharged into the Little Lehigh Creek.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency ordered the authority and its municipal signatories to end the sewer overflows, and they now have until the end of next year to implement a master rehabilitation plan.

The authority holds a special meeting Monday night in Wescoville on the next phase of the project.