Rozzi announces $2.25 million in H2O PA grants

READING, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi today announced that three grants he supported have been distributed throughout his Berks County district to update public water systems.

Funding has been distributed as follows:

  • Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority: $750,000
    Replacement of the existing 1-million-gallon water storage tank located in Lower Alsace Township.
  • Antietam Valley Municipal Authority: $750,000
    Upgrades to St. Lawrence Borough’s wastewater treatment plant.
  • Reading Area Water Authority: $750,000
    Installation of a pumping station at the Hegel Gehl Reservoir in Muhlenberg Township.

“Grants like these that modernize essential infrastructure go to work for every resident, as they ensure the functionality of communities,” Rozzi said. “From ensuring a clean and reliable water supply to enhancing wastewater treatment capabilities, these investments not only safeguard public health but also lay the foundation for sustainable growth.”

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.

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