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SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. - Supervisor Giles Stanton asked attorney Michael Donohue, general council to the Abington Regional Wastewater Authority, about the recent infiltration at the waste water treatment plant during the July 22 meeting of the South Abington Township Supervisors. During a heavy rain storm at the end of June, the treatment plant could not handle the heavy volume and 72,000 gallons of sewage flowed into Leggets Creek, he said.

“The bypass can only hold so much water. There are five flow meters in different areas and they are checked on a daily basis. The meters measure the levels of infiltration. This was the first overflow in 20 months at the plant,” said David O’Neill, South Abington township manager. The sewer system serves Clarks Summit, Clarks Green and South Abington Township.

Donahue said he will take the Supervisors’ concerns back to the board members of the Abington Regional Wastewater Authority for further review.

In other business, Verizon moved into the former Blockbuster location at 1109 Northern Boulevard and will host an open house and ribbon cutting Aug. 3 from 12 to 3 p.m.

Brochures for the 3 on 3 basketball tournament to be held Aug. 2 to 4 in downtown Scranton can be picked up at the South Abington Township borough building. For more information, call 570-496-1701 or visit www.visitnepa.org

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