HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today met and approved a $392,000 grant to rehabilitate the sanitary sewer system located in Upper Chichester Township.
“This project is a necessary one that would have been financed by residents had the grant not been approved. I know how important it is for residents to have predictable utility bills, so working to secure this grant was a top priority,” Barrar said.
The proposed project involves the rehabilitation of 8,626 linear feet of an aging sanitary sewer system at seven sites to address issues such as root intrusion, inflow, infiltration and deteriorating pipes. The project consists of 8-inch pipe rehabilitation and relining, manhole rehabilitation and lateral connection grouting at E&W Helms Manor, Meetinghouse Road, Spring Mill Road and Locust Street. It also includes manhole rehabilitation, root cutting and treatment at Chichester and Blueball avenues, a manhole channel modification on Malatesta Avenue and manhole rehabilitation at Huddle and Pleasant avenues and Taylor Avenue. The total project cost is $500,000.
The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program 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.
The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth and holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
Representative Stephen E. Barrar
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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