HARRISBURG (August 17, 2020) – Four water, sewer, and wastewater treatment improvement projects in Pennsylvania’s 19th Senatorial District received more than $1.7 million in state funding, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced today.

“Clean, safe and reliable water, sewer and wastewater treatment systems are vital to public health,” Dinniman said. “These funds will help local municipalities provide necessary infrastructure upgrades to help ensure more efficient and more secure water systems for local residents and families.”

The funds, which were approved today by the Commonwealth Finance Authority, come through either the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Small Water and Sewer Grant Program or its H2O Grant Program.

The Small Water and Sewer Grant Program grants are as follows:

  • $300,000 for Schuylkill Township for the Paul Lemen Drive Stormwater Improvements.
  • $300,000 for West Whiteland Township for the Sanitary Sewer Collection System Rehabilitation and Infiltration Reduction Project.

The H2O Program grants are as follows:

  • $650,000 for the Borough of Phoenixville for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades.
  • $457,875 for the Downingtown Municipal Water Authority for the Groundwater Well Treatment Facility.

In addition, today Dinniman and state Rep. John Lawrence also announced a $416,000 Small Water and Sewer Program grant for the Borough of Oxford to upgrade its water service system.

The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Grant Program supports municipalities and municipal authorities in activities to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply system, sanitary sewer system, storm sewer system, or flood control projects.

The H2O PA Grant Program provides for single-year and multi-year grants for the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects; the construction or renovation of flood control projects; and the repair or rehabilitation of high-hazard unsafe dams.