Walker Township Granted $31,037 for Sewage Plan Update

HARRISBURG – Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Rich Irvin (R-81) announced Walker Township in Huntingdon County will receive $31,037 in state grant funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to bolster its sewer system and anticipate future upgrades.

CFA’s Sewage Facilities Program will assist officials in revising the township’s sewage plan, in accordance with Act 537, to evaluate existing public sewers and small flow facilities and the future need for improvements to incorporate energy efficient and low carbon technologies.

“This project demonstrates Walker Township’s commitment to protecting the environment through proper sewage disposal and clean water maintenance,” said Ward. “By undertaking this planning effort now, the township will be well positioned to address current wastewater problems, as well as prepare the community for future needs and demands resulting from growth and development.”

“It is important municipalities and authorities begin planning for the federal infrastructure bill that just passed,” said Rep. Rich Irvin. “This funding will help Walker Township meet that goal and keep up with its growing local infrastructure demands.”

The CFA, an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development, oversees state investment in projects that support and enhance Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

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