Senator Gordner Announces Funding for Berwick Sewer Upgrades

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today approved a $4.85 million loan to upgrade the sewer system in the Berwick area, according to state Sen. John R. Gordner (R-27).

The Berwick Area Joint Sewer Authority will use the funding to replace 22,023 linear feet of sewer separation and install associated sewer and storm water accessories. The long-term goal of the project will be the elimination of a significant number of combined sewers to prevent overflows.

“Coupled with the recent expansion of Berwick’s waste water treatment facilities, this funding will prevent overflows that threaten public health and prevent local business expansion,” Senator Gordner said. “Reducing the threat of overflows will be an important consideration for businesses who are interested in expansion.”

PENNVEST is an independent state agency that provides financial assistance to upgrade sewer, water, storm water and drinking water projects throughout the Commonwealth.