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nterest wanes in purchase of Kane sewer effluent

August 13, 2014

Phil Lingenfelter

Drilling companies no longer are banging on the door to buy Kane sewage effluent—the discharge from the Kinzua sewage treatment plant.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority obtained a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to sell the effluent to companies drilling Marcellus Shale natural gas wells in the area.
However, the authority first must spend about $400,000 to revamp the plant to load the effluent onto water trucks, according to Phil Lingenfelter, sewage treatment plant operator in Kane.

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