A major sewer system project was awarded $7.25 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today (January 29), according to Senator Dan Laughlin.
The Harborcreek Township Sewer Authority was awarded the low-interest loan toward a major reconfiguration of is collection system. The overall project includes installation of 10,000 feet of sewer lines and 33 manholes as well as upgrades to its 6 Mile Pump Station and construction of a new 750,000 gallon surge tank.
“Harborcreek’s existing sewer collection system is hydraulically overloaded,” Senator Laughlin said. “As a result, raw sewage and other contamination was ending up in 6 Mile Creek and 5 Mile Creek during wet weather. With this funding Harborcreek is positioned to make essential corrections without placing a substantial financial burden solely on local ratepayers.”
PENNVEST financing is provided through the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state. It is not supported by the state’s General Fund budget, which covers the daily operations and services of the Commonwealth.
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