WEST CHESTER (September 18, 2018)– State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that eight Chester County municipalities will receive more than $1.9 in total state funding for improvements to water and sewer treatment systems.

“Access to clean water and safe water treatment systems is vital to the health and quality of life in our communities. These funds will help local municipalities provide necessary water and sewer infrastructure upgrades,” Dinniman said. “The improvements mean more efficient, more reliable, and more secure water systems for local residents and families.”

The funds, which are administered jointly by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Small Water and Sewer Grant Program, were approved today by the Commonwealth Finance Authority.

They are as follows:

  • $106,200 for West Whiteland Township for safety upgrades and communication improvements at pump stations.
  • $338,725 for the Borough of Oxford for a water main replacement.
  • $127,250 for the South Coatesville Borough for a wastewater treatment plant chlorine contact tank.
  • $154,836 for the Borough of Phoenixville for security cameras and upgrades at its water treatment plant.
  • $293,262 for Avondale Borough for a reservoir cover replacement.
  • $300,000 for Tredyffrin Township for upgrades to the Station Avenue sewer pumping station.
  • $378,590 for New Garden Township for the airport water line.
  • $208,500 for West Chester Borough for sanitary sewer pipe rehabilitation.

The Small Water and Sewer Grant Program provides support to assist municipalities with activities related to the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.

Eligible projects are those which have a total project cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000

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