Ciresi announces $130K grant for Ridge Pike sewer extension in Limerick

HARRISBURG, April 6 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced that he secured a $130,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for sewer extension design and permitting in Limerick Township.

“After a lot of hard work, I’m very happy that state funding has been awarded to extend public sewer access to the western portion of Ridge Pike in Limerick Township,” Ciresi said. “Following communication with Aqua PA, which owns the sewer system, to find out what they needed from the state to make the extension happen, I worked with DCED to secure the grant money required to finally, after decades, make real progress on extending public sewer access to this area. This grant is an excellent example of local service providers and state government coming together to achieve a solution that will benefit the whole community for years to come.”

“Assisting the needs of our constituents is a continued high-priority objective of the board and with this grant from DCED, the township will be able to support Limerick property owners along Ridge Pike who are dealing with the burdens of failing on-lot septic systems,” said Limerick Board of Supervisors Chairman Kenneth W. Sperring Jr.

“We thank Representative Ciresi for his support of this important project. These grant funds will not only provide for the engineering design of sanitary sewer pipe along Ridge Pike and thereby giving public sewer connection options to property owners, but this grant will ultimately help to improve the groundwater and environment as these failing private septic systems are eliminated.”  

There are 67 properties that have been identified as in the potential expansion range, which would include the section of Ridge Pike between east of Airport Road and the Lower Pottsgrove Township line, as well as Sheridan Lane, Penn Road, and Industrial Parkway. Sewer service would be provided by Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater Inc.