Gebhard Announces in $2.8 Million in Funding for Water and Sewer Projects

HARRISBURG – Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48) announced more than $2.8 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) funding was awarded for water and sewer projects in the 48th District.

“Water and sewer projects often come with a significant price tag, so this funding will defray costs associated with these necessary improvements,” Gebhard said. “I think it is extremely important to advocate for these types of projects, so the cost is not entirely pushed onto the local municipality.”

North Cornwall Township received $1 million to replace a pumping station on Dairy Road.

South Lebanon Township received $500,000 to extend its sanitary sewer system.

The following projects were funded through CFA’s Small Water and Sewer (SWS) Program:

  • Womelsdorf Sewer Authority received $76,336 for a wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project in Womelsdorf Borough.
  • City of Lebanon Authority received $148,495 for improvements to the sanitary sewer mains and laterals.
  • North Cornwall Township received $141,727 to purchase and install four permanent flow metering chambers to be installed in the township’s sewer system.
  • North Lebanon Township received $425,000 to rehabilitate storm sewer infrastructure.
  • Bern Township Municipal Authority received $178,793 to install two pump stations along Leiscz’s Bridge Road.
  • Leesport Borough received $191,003 for an interconnection project at the Schuylkill Valley School District campus in Ontelaunee Township.
  • Robesonia Municipal Authority received $169,826 for the relocation of interceptor pipe and sanitary sewer system upgrades located in Robesonia Borough.

Established by the General Assembly in 2008, the H2O PA program provides for single-year and multi-year grants for the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects; the construction or renovation of flood control projects; and the repair or rehabilitation of high-hazard unsafe dams.

The SWS program provides grants for small water, sewer and storm water infrastructure projects. Municipalities and municipal authorities that own and maintain a public water supply, sanitary sewer or storm water system are eligible to apply as long as their projects exceed a total cost of $30,000.


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