Dec. 20, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced more than $4 million in state grant funding has been awarded to projects in Carbon and Schuylkill counties through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

The awards were considered at Tuesday’s CFA Board meeting and approved through the Commonwealth’s Small Water and Sewer Program (SWS) and Water Supply, Sanitary Sewer, and Storm Water Projects Program (H2O), and the PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program (PACR).

“I’m happy to see these grant dollars come back to Carbon County. Focusing on key infrastructure improvements is the first step in community revitalization,” Heffley said. “The projects include critical updates to our sewer and water infrastructures. Collaborating with our state and local officials is rewarding, knowing we share the common goal of preserving our communities as well as reducing the financial burden to local residents.”

The projects include:

• Bowmanstown Borough - $319,812 in SWS funding for construction and installation of Chlorine Contact Tank at the borough’s wastewater treatment plant.
• Lansford Coaldale Joint Water Authority - $331,655 in SWS funding for improvements to the water system on West Abbott Street, and $300,000 to replace 1,600 water meters in Lansford and Nesquehoning.
• Palmerton Municipal Authority - $151,055 in SWS funding to replace a water main pipe on Franklin Avenue.
• Coaldale Lansford Summit Hill Sewer Authority - $2.5 million in H20 funding to make improvements to a wastewater treatment plant that overflows in heavy rainstorms.
• Hazleton City Authority - $1 million in H20 funding to replace a water main near Buck Mountain Village, which serves parts of Carbon, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties.
• Lehighton Borough - $611,245 in H20 funding for rehabilitation of aging sewer infrastructure.

Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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