DiSanto Announces $1.9 Million in Funding to Improve Water and Sewer Systems

Harrisburg – State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) today announced funding to improve local water and sewage treatment systems in Dauphin and Perry counties.

“Safe water and reliable sewage treatment are critical for maintaining public health, quality of life, and economic development potential,” DiSanto said. “I am pleased to announce this funding which will help our area communities pay for crucial projects that, because of their scope, would be difficult for local ratepayers to shoulder alone.”

The following grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority:

Perry County

Oliver Township – $80,000

For improvements to Dock Street Sanitary Sewer Collection System. The project will construct a low-pressure sanitary sewer collection system to connect residences with existing on-lot septic systems that are in various stages of disrepair. The total project cost is $98,824. (PA Small Water & Sewer Program)

Loysville Village Municipal Authority – $150,000

For sanitary sewer lateral replacements in Tyrone Township. Most of the sewer laterals in the system were constructed from vitreous clay pipe, which are jointed and susceptible to leaks and roots. The project proposes to install cured-in-place pipe lining in approximately 20 authority-owned laterals along Sherman Valley Road. The total project cost is $181,230. (PA Small Water & Sewer Program)

Bloomfield Borough Water Authority – $320,000

For the construction of a new booster station in New Bloomfield Borough, allowing for the regionalization of two separate community public water supplies. The project will also allow for the reuse of the Carson Long Institute. The total project cost is $387,283. (PA Small Water & Sewer Program)

Duncannon Borough – $499,947

For water system improvements on North High Street and Duncannon Municipal Park on Chestnut Street. The project will address issues cited by DEP in a consent order issued to the borough. The total project cost is $999,894. (H20 PA – Water Supply, Sewer & Stormwater Program)

Dauphin County

Halifax Area Water and Sewer Authority – $350,000

For the replacement of 2,100 feet of water main in Halifax Borough. It will encompass the main water transmission line from the covered reservoir on Highland Drive, onto Riverview Drive and down Market Street to the intersection with Fourth Street. The total project cost is $430,955. (PA Small Water & Sewer Program)

Elizabethville Area Authority – $500,000

To rehabilitate the existing Smith Avenue Wastewater Pumping Station in Elizabethville Borough. The project will upgrade the existing Smith Avenue Wastewater Pumping Station. The undersized and deteriorating pump station is more than 40 years old and requires frequent attention to address failing infrastructure. The total project cost is $1.2 million. (H20 PA – Water Supply, Sewer & Stormwater Program)

The funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Finance Authority through the PA Small Water and Sewer Program and the H20 PA – Water Supply, Sewer & Stormwater Program.  The programs help fund the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply system, sanitary sewer system, storm sewer system, or flood control projects.

CONTACT: Chuck Erdman cerdman@pasen.gov 717-787-6801