Montour County Community Breaks Ground for Wastewater Project

(HARRISBURG) – Cooper Township, Montour County and the Cooper Township Municipal Authority are jointly breaking ground on a long-awaited wastewater project today, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).

Funds for the project were awarded in July of 2017 through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to assist in making improvements and an expansion of the current sewer system.  Cooper Township is receiving a grant in the amount of $861,007 and a low interest, 30-year loan in the amount of $3,146,493 to complete the entire project, which will be along the State Route 11 and Bloom Road corridors in the township.  It will include 38,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer, 4,300 linear feet of pressure force main and a pump station for 150 connections.  Much of the sewer work will be completed later this year and the system is anticipated to be fully operational in 2019.

“I applaud Cooper Township and the Cooper Township Municipal Authority for their persistence over the past 10 years in regard to this project,” said Senator Gordner.  “The end result is a design to improve the future health and well-being of the community, as well as a financing package that will save ratepayers a significant amount of money over the next 30 years.”

PENNVEST offers grants and low interest loans to assist municipalities with sewer, storm water and drinking water projects.  The program is designed to contribute to the long-term health of Pennsylvanians, while also fostering economic growth at the same time.

 

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