Coal Township Receives Significant PennVEST Grant

(HARRISBURG) – Today, Coal Township (Northumberland County) was awarded a $1,467,908 grant through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) to assist in the rehabilitation of Carbon Run, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). 

Carbon Run is currently experiencing stability issues, resulting in erosion and sediment pollution.  This grant will fund the second of two phases of the overall project by tying into the previously completed Phase 1 flood control project.

“I am pleased that PennVEST chose to fund the second, and final, phase of this important project,” said Senator Gordner.  “Upon completion, local residents, and their properties, will be further protected from localized flooding of Carbon Run.”

The project is also anticipated to halt erosion that is currently jeopardizing nearby public sanitary sewer lines and results in the flooding of neighboring properties.  The Shamokin Coal Township Joint Sewer Authority is a partner in this project.

Representative Kurt A. Masser (R-107) has also been supportive of the project throughout the process.

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