Sunbury Awarded Funding for Next Phase of Chestnut Street Rehabilitation

 (HARRISBURG) – – The City of Sunbury has been awarded a $750,000 grant for water and sewer improvements related to Phase Two of the Chestnut Street rehabilitation project, according to state Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). The competitive funding has been awarded by the state Department of Community and Economic Development through the Community Block Grant program.

“As part of the next phase of the reconstruction of Chestnut Street, the funding will enable the city to replace several thousand feet of outdated, malfunctioning sewer lines, as well as separate sewage and storm water collection,” said Senator Gordner, noting Sunbury is under a Department of Environmental Protection consent order to do so. “I commend the City for undertaking this project and I was pleased to be able to advocate for the funding.”

Decayed, crushed and broken clay sewer pipes will be replaced with larger PVC infrastructure to adequately handle modern demand. Larger water catch basins and grates will be installed to eliminate standing water on Chestnut Street during rain. Additionally, currently malfunctioning water valves will be replaced.

Phase two of the Chestnut Street project is expected to begin this spring.

CONTACT: Todd B. Roup (717)787-8928