More than $1.33 million in grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to two communities in the 48th Senatorial District for sewer and water line replacements, sewage system and plant upgrades and stormwater, Senator Dave Arnold announced today.
“Our sewer, water and stormwater systems are not something we often think about until there’s a problem, and then we can’t help but take note and fine solutions to protect public health and safety.” said Arnold. “These grants will help the communities to which they’ve been awarded maintain quality service.”
The following projects received funding.
Steelton Borough received $396,821 to assist with storm water separation along Front Street in the Borough. The proposed project is phase 2 of the overall storm sewer separation project and consists of the relocation of the storm sewer system between Locust Street and Pine Street, two new structures and approximately 420 linear feet of 72-incinch steel reinforced polyethylene pipe.
Londonderry Township received $937,447 for the construction of a low-pressure sewage system along Woodcrest and Pasture Drives. The project involves the construction of 5,150 linear feet of low-pressure sanitary sewer lines, laterals and grinder pumps. Several air release valves, terminal and inline cleanouts and manholes will also be installed. These improvements will allow 46 residents to tap into the public sewer system and abandon their failing, on-lot septic systems. This project is a part of the Act 357 Plan approved by PA DEP in June.
The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
These grants were awarded as part of DCED’s PA Small Water and Sewer Grant Program to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply system, sanitary sewer system, storm sewer system, or flood control projects.
“I’m grateful to the CFA for recognizing the importance of these projects to our community,” said Arnold.