Comitta announces more than $1M in water and sewer grants for East Goshen Municipal Authority and West Goshen Sewer Authority

HARRISBURG, Aug. 17 – State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, today announced that $910,896 has been awarded to West Goshen Sewer Authority in the form of two separate grants: $500,000 from the H20 PA program and $410,896 from the PA Small Water and Sewer program. An additional $152,890 has been awarded to the East Goshen Municipal Authority in the form of a PA Small Water and Sewer grant.

“Investments in our infrastructure now will prevent emergency disasters and collapses in the future,” Comitta said. “None of us want to have our water sources threatened. These resources allow our treatment plants to continue to provide us with cleaner and safer water. Although these projects can be costly and disruptive, they are essential to maintaining our daily lives.”

Funding was awarded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Comitta worked with state Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, on obtaining the West Goshen Sewer Authority funds.

The funding is broken down as follows:

  • West Goshen Sewer Authority: $500,000 H20 PA – Water Supply, Sewer and Stormwater funding. The project includes the rehabilitation of cured-in-place pipe lining of approximately 1,195 linear feet of 30-inch diameter reinforced concrete pipe, 793 linear feet of 24-inch diameter RCP, and 6,469 linear feet of 20-inch diameter RCP. This project also includes the lining of 37 manholes used to convey flow from West Goshen Township, West Whiteland Township, Westtown Township and East Goshen Township.

  • West Goshen Sewer Authority: $410,896 PA Small Water and Sewer Program funding. In 2019, multiple sections of 14-inch diameter asbestos cement pipe collapsed directly adjacent to West Chester Pike. During the emergency repairs, inspection of downstream pipe showed it is at risk of collapse, which would cause significant disruption. This project includes lining approximately 2,364 linear feet of 14-inch diameter asbestos cement pipe. It also includes the replacement of two 2-inch air release valves, one 3-inch air release valve and one 4-inch air release valve. Associated air release chambers on Five Points Road, Little Shiloh Road, Prospect Avenue and Mill Road will also be replaced.

  • East Goshen Municipal Authority: $179,871 PA Small Water and Sewer Program funding. The East Goshen Municipal Authority currently uses an unsafe and inefficient manual process to transport and feed soda ash into the sequence batch reactor tanks at the Ridley Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. RCSTP currently services 2,050 sewer connections and has the capacity to handle 1,000 additional EDUs. The authority plans to install a 3,000-gallon storage tank, five chemical feed metering pumps, and associated piping to convey caustic soda solution in the four SBR tanks at the RCSTP as an alternative to the manual feed process. This project improves worker safety and the efficiency of the process for alkalinity addition and pH control.

More information is available by contacting Comitta’s office at 610-696-4990.

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