Milford Township Received $1.5 Million Grant

To Improve Municipal Water Treatment FacilityMilford Township- Senator Jake Corman (R-34) joined local officials at a news conference today in Milford Township, Juniata County, to announce a $1.5 million grant through Pennsylvania’s H20 Program. The grant will be used to update and improve the Mifflintown Water Treatment Facility.

The H2O PA Act was established by the state’s General Assembly in July 2008. The act provides for single-year or multi-year grants to municipalities or authorities to assist with the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer, and flood control and storm sewer projects. The money was raised through a state bond issue and, because it is being distributed as grants, does not have to be repaid.

he grant will be used to improve the Mifflintown Water Treatment Facility, including the installation of three new gravity filter units, building renovations, developing a new raw intake pumping facility and replacing 7,820 linear feet water lines in the Cuba Mills area.

The improvements will resolve problems of water volume, quality and delivery.

“Providing for infrastructure is a core function of government, and I am pleased that we are able to complete this important local project with state money, rather than having to raise taxes or put off much-needed repairs,” Corman said. “Improving the water treatment facility will help to ensure clean water supplies for residents and also protect our environment.”

Anna Fitzsimmons
Phone: (717) 787-1377