Gordner, Culver Announce State Money for Local Joint Municipal Authority

(HARRISBURG) – The Herndon Borough/Jackson Township Joint Municipal Authority has been awarded state funding, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).

The grant, in the amount of $300,000, will be used for facility upgrades to the water system.  It will also assist in the conversion from a gas chlorination system to a liquid chlorine system, as required by a consent order with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

“I want to commend the Joint Authority, with help from SEDA-COG, for presenting a needed and viable project for consideration,” said Senator Gordner.

“These upgrades will allow for the provision of clean water for the residents in and around Herndon for the foreseeable future,” said Representative Culver.

The water plant, operated by the Herndon Borough/Jackson Township Joint Municipal Authority, was found to have multiple deficiencies by DEP and is currently under a consent order because of those deficiencies. 

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens mstephens@pasen.gov