Commissioners Approve Match to Replace TAWC Geothermal Heating System

November 8, 2023

WARREN, Pa. – The Warren County Commissioners approved a $7,000 local match to fund a replacement geothermal heating system at the Transit Authority of Warren County building on Clark St. in Warren during Wednesday’s meeting.

The problem with the current system is that it pulls in river water but doesn’t have a filter system so “sediment is coming into the building,” TAWC Executive Director Wendy Hollabaugh said during Monday’s commissioners work session. “We’ve had multiple engineers come in and they agree this is the best course of action. The cost should be way down, and we should have cleaner water.”

The system provides water for the building’s heating and cooling and sprinkler system, as well as its toilets.

TAWC received a quote from PennDOT with an estimated price of $200,000, with PennDOT footing the bill as long as TAWC received the local $7,000 match.

“It’s a major problem and it has been for a long time,” Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said. “The sum is small, but the need is great. The area is not working properly and needs to be redone.”

         

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