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CLINTON — The town could spend $427,000 on public water and sewer upgrades, under ordinances up for a public hearing and final vote on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

The largest expense, of $150,000, would be electrical upgrades at the sewer utility’s sludge press and filter rooms to make the motors and electrical panels “explosion proof,” said town Administrator Rich Phelan today, Aug. 6, as required by the state.

The ordinances were introduced 5-0 by the mayor and Town Council, with council members Dan Shea and Beth Sosidka absent.

Of the total, $395,250 is for upgrades to the Clinton Sewer Utility. In addition to the electrical repairs, the town would spend $100,000 each for UV upgrades (Phase 1) and a High Press Sludge Press.

The remaining money in Capital Ordinance 13-16 would be spent on a roof at the blower building, a portable trash pump, sewer finance software, a diesel fuel tank and gas pumps to fuel the utility’s fleet.

Capital Ordinance 13-17, if approved, would allocate $7,000 for gas pumps and $16,500 for the finance system for the water utility.

User rate increases were recently approved in Clinton, in part, officials, said, because of needed infrastructure improvements and repairs.

The money would be pulled from reserves in the the utilities’ capital reserve budget.

The town-owned water company supplies residents in the town and township of Clinton, Lebanon Borough and small portions of Franklin and Union townships.

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