Aerial photos to be taken in sewage plant area

February 17, 1997

An aerial photography company is scheduled to photograph sections of Taneytown as soon as snow melts enough to provide clear visibility.

Consulting engineers need the photos to pinpoint wetlands and other features that could be affected by Taneytown's plans to improve and expand its sewage treatment plant, City Manager Charles "Chip" Boyles said.

The City Council authorized $11,800 for aerial photos of the treatment plant area at its Feb. 10 meeting.

Boyles said engineers can use the photos for topographic information, making the aerial survey less expensive than a ground-level survey.

The city plans to double the plant's 700,000-gallon-a-day capacity to serve a growing population and the industries Taneytown officials hope to attract.

The improved plant is expected to reduce the amount of nitrogen discharged into Piney Creek.

Pub Date: 2/17/97

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