(HARRISBURG) – A $7.4 million project in Point Township to eliminate malfunctioning and inadequate on-lot sewage systems has been approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Development Authority (PENNVEST), according to state Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and state Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).
The Point Township Sewer Authority has been approved for a grant of $3.7 million and a low cost loan of $3.7 million to undertake the project in the Lithia Springs and Ridge and Bulk Roads areas, which will extend the public sewer system to 172 homes. It is estimated that more than one quarter of the existing on-lot systems are malfunctioning in these areas of the Township.
The Authority has been working with the Department of Environmental Protection, Senator Gordner and Representative Culver for the past several years to address the issue, which will bring these areas of the township into compliance with environmental standards. The project will involve construction of lines and two pump stations.
PENNVEST is an independent state agency that provides financial assistance to upgrade sewer, water, storm water and drinking water projects throughout the Commonwealth.
Todd B. Roup