Gordner Says Area Sewer Systems Will Be Improved

(HARRISBURG) – – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today approved $172 million in statewide  in sewer system upgrades, including  more than $7 million for systems in the 27th Senatorial District, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).

“The Commonwealth Financing Authority uses a strict rating system for this competitive funding, and the awards will help communities comply with new Chesapeake Bay requirements as well as continue a regional approach to waste disposal,” said Senator Gordner.  “I commend the successful area communities for putting together good plans that qualified for this important funding.”

Awards by the CFA today include:

$4 million for the Delaware Township Municipal Authority in Northumberland County as part of a $21 million project to implement connect to the Milton area regional system, replacing two old treatment systems.

$992,000 for the Valley Township Municipal Authority in Montour County as part of a $2.9 million dollar project to connect to the Danville Borough waste system and eliminate the township’s obsolete system.

$700,000 for the Middleburg Municipal Authority in Snyder County as part of a $2.9 million dollar project to upgrade the system serving Middleburg Borough and Franklin Township.

$782,000 for Pine Township in Columbia County as part of a $1.1 million project to eliminate on-lot systems along Legion Road in the township.  The residents will now be served by the municipal system.

$600,000 for the Williamstown Borough Authority in Dauphin County as part of a $9.1 million dollar expansion for the system serving Williamstown Borough and Williams Township.

“All of these projects involve significant local investments to protect our environment and drinking water, and to help restore the Chesapeake Bay,” said Sen. Gordner.  “I am very pleased the state has been able to assist in these important projects.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority is a seven-member board created to administer and fund economic development projects through bonding and gaming revenues.