HARRISBURG – Sen. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-27) and Rep. Alec Ryncavage (R-119) today announced $70,000 in state grant money has been awarded to pay for a water infrastructure improvement project in Wright Township.
“Our water infrastructure systems play an essential role in the quality of life for local residents,” Culver said. “Ensuring residents have access to clean drinking water and wastewater is properly removed and treated are key functions of government.”
Wright Township will receive the grant to replace the Green Mountains stormwater system and restore the detention basin in the township.
“Through Wright Township’s stormwater basin restoration, we are safeguarding the foundation of our community,” Ryncavage said. “This investment will enhance our infrastructure, ensuring the well-being of our residents.”
The grant is being funded with money from the federal COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Act funds administered through the PA Small Water and Sewer (SWS) Program.
The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The CFA was created in 2004 as an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to administer the commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages.
The SWS Program provides grants for small water, sewer, and storm water infrastructure projects. Municipalities and municipal authorities that own and maintain a public water supply, sanitary sewer or storm water systems are eligible to apply as long as their projects exceed a total cost of $30,000.
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