Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently announced 359 new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA): 236 Small Water and Sewer Program to protect and improve municipalities’ water systems.
The program provides grants to assist municipalities with the construction, improvement, expansion, or repair of their water supplies or sanitary sewer systems.
The small water and sewer projects approved range from the construction of a new pump station to ensure reliable-long term public drinking water and fire protection in Houtzdale, Clearfield County; the replacement of vitrified clay sewer pipe with new PVC pipe that can meet system demand during storm events in Mt. Jewett, McKean County; the replacement of old and leaky fire hydrants that contribute to contaminated water in Boswell, Somerset County; and the construction of a new 150,000-gallon welded steel water storage tank in Valley View, Schuylkill County.
Other projects include improvements and replacements of water mains, water treatment plants, sewer systems, and water line extensions in hundreds of municipalities in 49 counties across the commonwealth. The total funding amount is just under $50 million.