Oliver Township Receives $2.35 Million in State Funding

Grant and Loan for McVeytown East Sanitary Sewer Expansion Project

Oliver Township will receive $2,359,500 in state financing for the McVeytown East Sanitary Sewer Expansion project, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).

The authority will receive a $1,824,329 grant and a $535,171 low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) for the project, according to Senator Corman.

The PENNVEST funding approved today (October 27) will be applied to the costs of construction of 17,300 feet of new sewage lines and 38 grinder pumps required to extend service to 70 homes along US 22/522 from the McVeytown borough line to just east of Wakefield Run.

“The residents of the area are currently facing the potential of raw or inadequately treated waste contaminating their water wells,” said Senator Corman. “Almost half of the existing on-lot septic systems are malfunctioning and raw sewage is being discharged into the Juniata River. This PENNVEST financing will help Oliver Township address those problems while easing the financial burden that would otherwise had to have been borne by the residents.”

Anna Fitzsimmons
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