Williams: State Sewer Grants Approved for Collingdale, Lansdowne

Harrisburg − March 31, 2017 – Collingdale and Lansdowne Boroughs are set to receive state grants to help repair their sewer systems, according to state Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware).

Williams said Collingdale Borough will receive a grant of $406,792 and Lansdowne Borough will receive $43,206 to complete repairs.  The funding was approved through the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority’s PA Small Water and Sewer program.

“The grant funding will enable both Collingdale and Lansdowne to rehabilitate their sewer systems,” Williams said.  “Finding state resources lessens the burden on local communities to fund improvements.”

Williams said that Collingdale would use the grant funds to rehabilitate the sanitary sewer pipe and manholes along Hansen Place, Lafayette Avenue and Pusey Run.  The project addresses severe excess stormwater overflows, which impact sewage flow.  The project includes the installation of sewer lines, cured in-place lining, cement lining, manholes and sealing laterals.

In Lansdowne, the grant funds will replace a brick manhole and deteriorating clay pipe beneath Pennock Terrace.  The project lessens the risk to the local aquifer from flow from a nearby deteriorating sewer line.

“Finding new state dollars to help make critical repairs of sewer lines improves water quality and aids the community,” Williams said.

The lawmaker noted that the PA Small Water and Sewer fund distributed $22 million statewide in this funding round.

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