Created on Monday, 11 October 2010 09:36
Merck And Company is moving ahead with infrastructure upgrades it needs before it can send up to 500,000 gallons of wastewater per day from the drugmaker’s West Point Campus to the Lansdale Treatment Plant. The upgrades could be finished late next year, and borough council will probably vote next week on a report the state requires on the adequacy of treatment. Lansdale Director of Utilities Jake Ziegler says the Merck hookup will bring about a million dollars a year in operating revenue to the plant. Part of that will pay for treating the Merck wastewater, but the borough will still have a net gain.