Is the Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy (CBTS) the driving factor for public sewer?
No. The sole reason for the sewer extension is to remedy a sewage needs area identified in the Manor Township Act 537 Plan. The public sewer option was identified in the Act 537 Plan as the most cost effective way to address the needs area. Although replacing the failing on-log systems with public sewer can benefit water quality within the Bay watershed, there is no direct relationship between the sewage needs in Manor Township and the nutrient issues within the Chesapeake Bay.