HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) announced today that a state grant worth $81,250 has been awarded to the Maxatawny Township Municipal Authority to help with the costs of a water line replacement.
The funding was approved today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) in Harrisburg.
“Reliable infrastructure is a critical part of a strong community,” Day said. “This water line replacement will not only better serve existing customers but will also lead to enhanced fire protection services. I’m pleased to see the state invest in our rural communities.”
Specifically, the project will include the replacement of 800 linear feet of undersized and failing cast iron pipe with 8-inch ductile iron pipe in the southwest corner of the township known as Bowers Village.
The updated pipe will allow for increased water pressure for both water service and fire protection needs and also eliminate water leakage.
A new fire hydrant will also be installed as part of the project, which has a total cost of $229,210.
The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program, administered by the CFA of the Department of Community and Economic Development, 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 Gary Day
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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