Brooks Announces State Funding for Five Projects, in Mercer, Erie and Crawford Counties

HARRISBURG –A total of $1.02 million in state funding was released for five local projects by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today, according to Senator Michele Brooks.

“Reliable infrastructure is an important component in strengthening economic growth and job creation within our region,” Sen. Brooks said.  “These projects are examples of intergovernmental cooperation, as local and state governments work together for the benefit of our communities.” 

The Mercer County projects include a $385,000 grant for Liberty Township to build a sanitary sewer line along Schmidt Road and a $320,000 grant for a real-time monitoring system for Greenville Borough Municipal Authority.  The Greenville system has had difficulty monitoring water levels in their storage tanks, which can cause either overflow or draining of the tanks. 

Other grant awards include $160,000 to the City of Corry in Erie County for water system improvements and a leak detection system for a system that is very old, unreliable, and in poor condition; $125,000 for the rehabilitation of a sewer interceptor in South Shenango Township in Crawford County; and $30,000 to remove and ship sludge from a sewage holding tank and to repair concrete pipes, walks and tank floors for Spartansburg Borough in Crawford County. 

Contact:   Diane McNaughton   (717) 787-6725   dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov