August 17, 2020 State Grants Will Support Water System Upgrades in Huntingdon County

HARRISBURG – Two state grants totaling nearly $600,000 will support water system improvements in Carbon Township and Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Representative Rich Irvin (R-81).

A $205,487 grant will allow the Dudley Carbon Coalmont Joint Municipal Authority to rehabilitate its Blacks Farm water storage tank, which serves Carbon Township residents. The repairs will include sand blasting and repainting the entire interior and exterior and repair areas of excessive pitting and corrosion.

A $385,050 grant will help the Mount Union Municipal Authority make waterline improvements along Extract Road and Singers Gap Road in Shirley Township. The project includes the installation of 2,800 linear feet of water main with new gate valves, fire hydrants, service lines and connections.

“Clean water is a necessity in our communities and providing this critical service to residents requires ensuring our infrastructure is up to date,” Ward said. “I am thankful that this funding will play a critical role in ensuring community residents can continue to have confidence in the safety, effectiveness, and adequacy of their public water systems.”

“These improvements will allow both municipal authorities to better serve my constituents in the Mount Union and Carbon Township areas,” said Irvin. “Regarding the Mount Union Municipal Authority award, I am proud that the Mount Union community has been so successful in securing grants for infrastructure improvements in recent years. Both projects, along with others across our districts, are our taxpayers’ dollars returning to benefit our constituents.”

The grants were awarded as part of the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s PA Small Water and Sewer Program, which provides financial assistance for the construction, improvement, expansion or rehabilitation of water supply or sanitary sewer systems throughout Pennsylvania.

CONTACT:  Cheryl Schriner (717) 787-5490

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