Nearly $300,000 in Grants to Help Fund Sanitary Sewer Line Projects, Brooks Announces

Projects will extend service for Hermitage, South Pymatuning residents

HARRISBURG, Sept. 18, 2018 Nearly $300,000 in grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) will fund sanitary sewer improvements for two Mercer County communities, state Sen. Michele Brooks and state Rep. Mark Longietti announced today.

The funding includes $197,434 for the Hermitage Municipal Authority and $100,000 to the South Pymatuning Township Municipal Authority to extend sanitary sewer lines.

“I was pleased to support these projects, which will provide needed help to citizens in Hermitage and South Pymatuning, and I am gratified that critical funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority,” Longietti said. “The grants will help eliminate malfunctions and system failures that have plagued residents in these communities. The funding made possible today will ensure that families have access to essential sewer services while at the same time creating jobs for local residents.” 

The Hermitage project was proposed in response to a recent survey of on-lot septic systems in the North Darby Road area indicating a 35-percent suspected failure rate. The project – estimated to cost $232,276 – will involve constructing 3,500 feet of line that will serve 30 new residential customers.

“These projects are examples of intergovernmental cooperation and people working together to help address the challenges that local families and the communities are experiencing with these systems,” Brooks said.

The South Pymatuning project will fund extension of sanitary sewer service to 10 residences along Crestview Drive and Ivanhoe Road, which currently have malfunctioning on-lot systems. The project, which involves installing more than 1,100 feet of line plus sewer laterals and manholes – is estimated to cost $250,000.

Both grants were made through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.

 

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House Democratic Communications Office

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PA Senate

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