(HARRISBURG) Jan. 20, 2021—Sen. Michele Brooks announced that Perry Township in Mercer County has been awarded a $3,950,500 grant through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) to assist with the township’s infrastructure project to help serve the sewage needs of the Hadley and Camp Perry area, which has reported a significant percentage of infrastructure malfunctions.
The Department of Environmental Protection approved Perry Township’s Official Sewage Plan on June 6, 2018. The proposed new sewage facilities and upgrades will provide new infrastructure to multiple homes and facilities in the Hadley and Camp Perry areas.
“I understand the financial struggles that these infrastructure systems can place on communities. It’s my hope that this grant will help ease that burden on our residents,” Sen. Brooks said.
“I am so happy with this grant and want to thank Sen. Michele Brooks, Rep. Tim Bonner, our engineer Tom Thompson, and the PennVEST Board for recognizing that our need was great,” Perry Township Supervisor Gary King said. “These improvements promise to increase property values significantly. In fact, we already sold several properties because the buyers knew these improvements are coming. It means a great deal to us!”
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