HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 — The Commonwealth Financing Authority (“CFA”) approved nearly $2 million in grants today through the Small Water and Sewer Grant Program for Luzerne and Carbon counties. The program funds projects that assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.

“These projects are not often celebrated, but they are important to both economic development and public safety,” said Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Carbon/Luzerne). “The region’s storm and sanitary infrastructure is among the oldest in Pennsylvania and these state funds will help many communities tackle long deferred maintenance to their water and sewer systems.”

Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Carbon/Luzerne) thanked Representatives Doyle Heffley, Gerald Mullery, Tarah Toohil, Mike Carroll, and Eddie Day Pashinski for their support in securing these grants for northeastern Pennsylvania.

Here is the complete list of grant recipients:

Hanover Township ($350,000) Solomon Creek Interceptor Rehabilitation – Phase 2
Hazleton City Authority – Water Department ($155,000) Hazleton City Authority Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
Palmerton Municipal Authority ($256,595) West End Tank and Pump Improvements
Hughestown Borough ($406,233) Rock Street Sanitary Sewer Project
Newport Township Sewer Authority ($250,000) Pump Station Rehabilitation
City of Wilkes-Barre ($200,000) Solomon Creek Area Sanitary Sewer System Improvements
Nanticoke City ($200,000) City of Nanticoke West Main Street Sewer Replacement