HARRISBURG – Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) today announced three separate state grants awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for infrastructure improvements in Broad Top City Borough, Walker Township and Huntingdon Borough in Huntingdon County.
The funding was made possible through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program, which offers grants for small water and sewer infrastructure projects and can be used to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.
“I am pleased funding has been awarded to these three important projects in the county,” said Irvin. “Maintaining, repairing and expanding core infrastructure is costly, yet critical, and these grants help our smaller municipalities move forward with these projects.”
Broad Top City Borough was awarded $125,000 to replace yard hydrants, sewage pumps and controls, equalization pumps and controls, blowers and controls, blower silencer supports, blower check values, and sludge return piping, as well as to install a vertical screen, automated pH control, and floating mixer to improve efficiency and operator safety at the wastewater treatment plant. The total project cost is $425,000.
Walker Township Municipal Authority was awarded $35,700 to cover the cost of construction and installation of seven water meter vaults through its water distribution system. Construction of the water meter vaults are critical to assist the authority in finding and eliminating lost water within the system. The project will ensure a reliable source of water for the service area and encourage residential and commercial development in the future.
Huntingdon Borough received a grant of $220,000 for the replacement of 1,560 linear feet of waterline with 8-inch ductile pipe on Washington Street starting at the intersection with 6th Street and continuing through 9th Street. The new line will replace the outdated cast iron pipe currently installed. Four fire hydrants will also be included in the project. The total project cost is $499,954.
The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program offers grants for small water and sewer infrastructure projects and can be used to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.
Representative Rich Irvin
81st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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