State Grant Awarded to Coal Township for Streambank Stabilization Project

(HARRISBURG) – Coal Township, Northumberland County has been awarded funding through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to assist in stabilizing a section of streambank along Carbon Run, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). 

The banks of Carbon Run are rapidly eroding, causing stability and flooding concerns and potentially jeopardizing public sanitary sewer lines owned by the Shamokin Township Joint Sewer Authority.

Coal Township will be receiving a grant in the amount of $1,094,250 to begin the project.  It includes 810 linear feet of streambank stabilization, which is comprised of regrading of the current streambanks, adding a rock lining and installing reinforced concrete walls, where required in some sections.

“This is a significant grant, both in size and in scope,” said Senator Gordner.  “It will be utilized to protect the integrity of the sewer lines along this stream.  I am pleased that PENNVEST is willing to make this investment in Coal Township.”

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.

 

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928