Wolf Administration Announces Funding for Water, Streetscape, and Sewage Improvements in Six Counties

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $3.8 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) funding to provide clean water, streetscape improvements, and improve sewage systems in communities in Armstrong, Susquehanna, McKean, Elk, Fulton, and Lycoming counties.

“The Wolf Administration is committed to supporting small communities all across the commonwealth, especially those low-income areas that often have needs related to clean water access, sewer systems, and blight,” Secretary Davin said. “These community development block grants will help fund crucial infrastructure and streetscape projects that will make these communities better places to live.”

The following projects were included in the most recent block of CDBG funding approvals:

  • $1,000,000 to be used in Armstrong County for a water line extension project to provide clean water to residents in Sugarcreek Township with private wells, cisterns, or springs contaminated with unsafe levels of coliform, E. Coli, barium, and arsenic;
  • $322,000 to be used in Susquehanna County to slip line nearly 4,500 linear feet of existing deteriorated clay sanitary sewer lines in Susquehanna Borough. The restoration of these 100-year old lines will result in strong and durable pipes, increasing flow and preventing infiltration;
  • $750,000 to be used in McKean County for a streetscaping project in the historic downtown of the City of Bradford and in the 2nd Ward neighborhood. The project includes constructing new curbs and sidewalks with a decorative colored stamped concrete, the installation of ADA compliant ramps, replacing light fixtures, installing curb extensions, replacing pavement markings, upgrading four traffic signals, installing bike lanes, replacing old fire hydrants, and installing decorative fencing, planters, and waste receptacles;
  • $632,322 to be used in Elk County for the replacement of 94 residential water meters, six business water meters, several fire hydrants, and asbestos-containing transite waterlines. The new waterlines will provide clean water to residents in the Village of Force, Jay Township.
  • $137,000 to be used in Fulton County to replace approximately 1,704 feet of sanitary sewer line to mitigate sewage backups impacting residents of the Cloverleaf Court Mobile Home Park and reducing flow to the Fulton County Fair Grounds which is on the same sanitary sewer line.
  • $1,000,000 to be used in Lycoming County to construct a new sanitary sewer system for the residents of the Village of Lairdsville, Franklin Township. Currently, there are no public sewage systems in Lairdsville, causing on-lot disposal system failures and water contamination issues. The new sanitary sewer system will provide residents with clean, safe drinking water and hygienic, efficient waste disposal.

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Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132

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