CFA Grants Announced for Two Area Projects

(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded two grants to area projects, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Kurt A. Masser (R-107).  Through the strong support of both members, funds were made available by way of the PA Small Water and Sewer program.

The Shamokin Coal Township Joint Sewer Authority has been awarded $387,607 to separate 10 storm water collection basins from the sewer main line that enters the authority’s Vo-Tech Pumping Station.  The project will contribute to the goal of reducing discharges during wet weather events and reduce the amount of wastewater being discharged from the Vo-Tech Station into a nearby stream.  Total cost of the project is estimated to be $456,009.

Also, Zerbe Township, Northumberland County will receive a $125,340 grant through the PA Small Water and Sewer program to rehabilitate its sanitary sewer system in the West Trevorton area of the township.  The project includes the installation of 2,436 linear feet of cured-inplace-pipe liners and cleaning and root cutting of the sewer lines which will reduce inflow and infiltration in the system. The total project cost is $147,459.

“Sewage and wastewater treatment are an important part of public health and safety,” said Senator Gordner.  “I want to thank the CFA for recognizing the long-term benefits of these projects through the approval of critical grant funding.”

“The citizens of these municipalities will benefit greatly from the completion of these important projects,” said Representative Masser.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens