Corman Announces $880,000 in State Grants for Water, Sewer Projects

 (HARRISBURG) – Four municipalities in the 34th Senatorial District have been awarded a total of $880,000 in state funding for projects that will improve public sewer and water facilities, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) announced today.

Senator Corman said the grants and loans were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) under its Small Water and Sewer Funding Program.

“Our region will benefit from this much-needed state funding for important infrastructure improvements to better serve area residents and businesses,” Senator Corman said. “These local projects will help to protect our environment, ensure public safety and improve the quality of life for those who live here.”

Projects that have received funding include:

Liberty Township

$220,000 grant to replace a deteriorating sanitary sewer system and upgrade Pump Station No. 2.  The Township proposes to make improvements to their existing sanitary system that flows to the existing Bald Eagle State Park wastewater treatment plant. The project involves replacement of Pump Station No. 2’s level sensor, pump control panel, automatic transfer switch, emergency generator, and the replacement of 1,600 linear feet of the existing 8-inch sanitary sewer line from manhole to manhole along North Beech, Pine and Maple Streets. The project also includes the replacement of 12 manholes and eight sewer lateral connectors. The total project costs $490,500.

Huntingdon Borough

$220,000 grant to install 1,560 feet of waterline with ductile iron pipe on Washington Street starting at the intersection with 6th Street and continuing through 9th Street. The new line will replace the outdated cast iron pipe currently installed. 4 fire hydrants will also be included in the project. The total project cost is $499,954.

McAlisterville Area Joint Authority

$220,000 grant for improvements at the wastewater treatment plant located in Fayette Township, Juniata County. The proposed project will replace deteriorating equipment and enhance the plants ability to receive hauled-in waste from outside the collection area. To complete the project the Authority will remove the old sewage grinder and replace it with a new grinder in the same location, replace the baffles and two weirs in both clarifiers with new stainless steel components, replace the guide bars with new stainless steel bars, replace the discharge piping with new ductile iron pipe, and purchase and install a new volute dewatering press for the plant. The dewatering press will allow the Authority to process additional waste and biosolids that are often hauled-in from outside sources. The total project cost is $467,000.

Brown Township

$220,000 grant to install 3,000 linear feet of 8″ PVC sanitary sewer and 10 manholes along Route 655 west of Route 322 highway. The extension will provide public sanitary sewer service to six businesses and nine residences along Route 655 as well as eliminate the need for fifteen on-lot disposal systems. The total project cost is $499,994.

CONTACT: Jennifer Kocher (717) 787-1377 or jkocher@pasen.gov