(CENTRE COUNTY) – Penn Township has been awarded a $376,223 state grant for a water line replacement project that will help to improve distribution and protect water quality, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).
Corman said the grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) under its PA Small Water and Sewer Grant Program.
He said the township will install 1,950 linear feet of water line to replace an older, outdated line along the Pine Creek stream bed. The existing water line is more than 100 years old, is leaking and has been repaired multiple times over the last year.
Due to the location along the stream bed, accessing and repairing the leaks is extremely difficult and increases the risk of a major water outage to businesses and residents. The township will also replace two existing hydrants, valves and water line appurtenances.
“The money will allow the township to make major improvements to its water system that are long-overdue and costly,” Corman said. “Without this funding, the cost could have been borne by taxpayers or the project may not have been completed on a timely basis. This money is an important resource for small communities.”
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