Mullins: Over $774K awarded to local water and sewer system upgrades
HARRISBURG, Aug. 17 – State grants totaling $774,789 have been approved to help fund three water and sewer infrastructure systems which serve Lackawanna County residents living in the 112th House District, state Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna, announced today.
The grants – all approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority – are:
- $230,000 Small Water and Sewer grant to Olyphant Borough to assist with ongoing sanitary sewer repairs.
- $225,205 Small Water and Sewer grant to Jessup Borough to separate sanitary sewer and storm water lines along Bridge Street.
- $319,584 H20 PA grant to Jessup Borough to separate sanitary sewer and storm water lines along Front and Ward streets.
“The maintenance of our water and sewer infrastructure is a significant cost driver for local governments,” Mullins said. “Every state dollar we are able to secure for these essential upgrades ultimately alleviates the pressure on local taxpayers to fund them, and I’m proud to have worked with our municipal officials and state Sen. John Blake in our advocacy.”
The H20 PA program provides single-year or multi-year grants to independent agencies, municipalities or municipal authorities. The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Programs offers grants for small water and sewer infrastructure projects and can be used to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.