Otten applauds nearly $1.8 million in state funding for local sewer projects

HARRISBURG, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, today announced nearly $1.8 million in state grant funding has been approved for sewer upgrade projects in the 155th Legislative District she represents.

“These investments are needed to maintain our sewage systems, remove pollutants and repair flooding damage,” Otten said. “As our municipalities work to meet the challenges of higher operating costs, outdated systems and a growing population, I’m grateful to see these funds going toward the necessary upgrades to improve services for local residents.” 

Otten advocated for the following projects under the Department of Community and Economic Development’s H2O PA and PA Small Water and Sewer programs:

  • $1,034,688 to Upper Uwchlan Township Municipal Authority for its Milford Farms Sanitary Sewer Extension project. The project includes installing sanitary sewer line and a pump station in the township.

  • $259,089 for Upper Uwchlan Township Municipal Authority for its Eaglepointe Wastewater Treatment Plant Conversion Project. The project includes converting a wastewater treatment plant to a pump station and adding force main in the township.

  • $498,958 for Caln Township Municipal Authority for the installation of a sewer main along Granger Lane and Caln Meeting House Road in the township. Otten joined state Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, in encouraging approval for the funds.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the grants today. The funds are part of H2O PA, established by the General Assembly in July 2008. Funds distributed through the H20 PA Program provide for single-year or multi-year grants to municipalities or municipal authorities to assist with the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm water projects. Act 54 of 2022 appropriated $205.4 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to the H2O PA – Water Supply, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Projects Program.

Funds distributed through the Small Water and Sewer program provide for small water, sewer, and storm system water infrastructure projects. Act 54 of 2022 appropriated $105.6 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to the PA Small Water and Sewer Program.

For more information, residents may contact Otten’s district office at 484-200-8259.