Regional Pennsylvania legislators have announced over $2.5 million in state grants for five wastewater improvement projects throughout Lycoming, Sullivan and Union counties.
The funding is provided through the state’s Local Share Account (LSA) program.
“The investments announced today through the LSA statewide grant program will be incredibly impactful for our communities by funding important economic development, infrastructure, public safety and recreation projects,” said State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). “In fact, many of the competitive grants announced in our region include funding for wastewater treatment facilities, which have faced increased financial responsibilities for operation and maintenance in recent years, due to aging infrastructure. I was happy to work closely with Rep. Flick and Rep. Hamm to identify these important projects across the region.”
In Lycoming County, the following projects received grant funding through the LSA program:
- Hughesville-Wolf Township Joint Municipal Authority – $760,000 to replace a sewer gravity main located in Wolf Township;
- Jersey Shore Area Joint Water Authority – $242,000 for upgrades to its water treatment plant in Jersey Shore Borough;
- West Branch Regional Authority – $679,753 for a sewer collection system extension in Clinton Township.
In Sullivan County, the following project received grant funding through the LSA program:
- Dushore Sewer Authority – $190,493 for sliplining sewer lines on Churchill Street located in Dushore Borough;
In Union County, the following project received grant funding through the LSA program:
- Gregg Township Municipal Authority – $650,000 to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant located in Gregg Township.
“The authority is very grateful to receive this funding,” said James J. Carey, Board Chairman of Gregg Township Municipal Authority. “This state grant will enable the authority to implement critical equipment upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant. These upgrades will improve the plant’s efficiency and support increasing demands on GTMA’s entire system, allowing the authority to continue to keep stable rates for our valued customers.”