Brooks Announces $6 Million to Ensure Quality Drinking Water

CRAWFORD – Linesville Borough in Crawford County is set to receive more than $6 million for drinking water system improvements, according to Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50).

The borough will receive a $3.2 million grant and a $2.8 million low-interest loan for numerous upgrades to its existing distribution system and water supply sources. At Penn Street, a new pump station will be constructed with disinfection units, distribution pumps, a supervisory control and data acquisition system and an emergency backup generator. At the Airport site, a new tank mixer will be installed to reduce the risk of stagnation, ice buildup and formation of disinfection byproducts. The Borough Garage tank and pump station will be relocated and rebuilt in a non-flood-prone area.

Additionally, a water line extension will be installed along Homestead Avenue, providing a loop in the existing distribution system.

“Living in a small community with limited resources, I understand these systems can be very expensive. It’s my hope that this funding will help ease the cost of the system upgrades to ensure people have reliable sources and delivery of drinking water,” Brooks said.

The system services 467 households in Linesville Borough and Pine Township.

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority approved the funding at its board meeting today. The state’s PENNVEST Program provides low-interest loans and grants for the design, engineering and construction of drinking water distribution facilities, stormwater conveyance and wastewater treatment and collection systems. 


CONTACT: Christi Martone, 724-588-8911

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