Grant & Loan to Expand Sewer Treatment Facility, Service
The New Berlin Municipal Authority will receive $6,490,790 in state financing to upgrade its sewage treatment facility, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).
The authority will receive a $654,191 grant and a $5,836,599 low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for the project, according to Senator Corman.
The PENNVEST funding approved today (April 20) will be applied to the costs of expanding the existing, overloaded wastewater treatment facility’s average capacity to 230,000 gallons-per-day, construction of 7,000 feet of new sewage collection lines and construction of a new pump station required to extend service into a portion of Limestone Township.
“The existing facility has been cited on numerous occasions for contaminating Penns Creek and is under a Department of Environmental Protection order to start construction on a permanent solution by November 30,” said Senator Corman. “This PENNVEST financing will help the New Berlin Municipal Authority address the contamination issue and extend service into a part of Limestone Township where there are significant problems with on-lot septic systems. The grant and low-interest loan will minimize the financial burden borne by the residents.”
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