HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today awarded $6 million in funding to the Borough of Ellwood City to make improvements to its existing sewer infrastructure, according to Sen. Elder Vogel (R-47).
The project will involve the construction of a new pump station with a sewage grinder, approximately 2,300 feet of 18-inch gravity sewer line to the new pump station, an additional 5,200 feet of 18-inch force main to the borough’s existing primary lift station, and a screening unit replacement at the primary lift station. The existing systems services 3,014 households within the borough.
“Replacing the outdated and deteriorated infrastructure will increase system reliability and significantly reduce the risk of raw sewage contaminating the Connoquenessing Creek, a tributary of the Beaver River,” said Vogel.
PENNVEST is not supported by the state’s General Fund budget, which covers the daily operations and services of the Commonwealth. Financing is provided through the use of federal funding and prior bond issues by the state as well as proceeds from the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee legislation, Act 13 of 2012.
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