Pennsylvania: $5 Million Funding for Water & Sewer Improvements

Wolf Administration Awards More Than $5 Million in Funding to Communities for Water and Sewer Improvements

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $5.4 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) competitive, set-aside funding to help five communities update existing water and/or sewer systems, helping to improve the quality of life for residents in Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Jefferson, and Potter counties.

“The projects approved today will provide a significant benefit to residents across the commonwealth, helping them keep their waterways clean, receive access to drinkable water, and protect public health and safety,” said Gov. Wolf.  “Water and sewer systems are often things that we overlook and take for granted but are a necessity for a good quality of life, and these improvements will preserve the wellbeing of our communities and environment.”

The following projects were included in the most recent block of CDBG funding approvals:

$1 million to Butler County to assist with the construction of a new sewer system in the Village of Boyers.  The township must build a new system to handle the sewage needs of the Boyers area residents, including 24 homes on the old sewer system, 72 homes currently using on-lot systems and approximately 15 businesses in the area that must connect to the new system. 

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