HARRISBURG – The City of Johnstown will receive two grants for sanitary sewer repair, thanks to projects approved today by the Commonwealth Financing Agency (CFA), according to Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35).
A $400,000 grant will rehabilitate 37 leaking sanitary sewer laterals along Broad Street in Johnstown City, Langerholc said. The sewer laterals will be linked with 1,850 linear feet of cured-in-place liners within the existing sewer laterals and will restore curb-to-curb paving in affected areas.
A separate $400,000 grant will help replace wastewater lines in the Leisure Village Mobile Home Park in Jackson Township, Cambria County. The existing lines are undersized and poorly aligned, causing inflow and infiltration. The project includes the installation of 3,300 linear feet of eight-inch sewer main, 72 service laterals with 5,700 linear feet of four-inch sewer pipe, and 11 manholes.
“Our infrastructure is often taken for granted, but regular maintenance and repair, while costly, is mandatory to prevent major emergencies in the future. The two approved projects are vital to the health and safety of the public and to the larger cause of economic development in the region,” Sen. Langerholc said.
The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
“These projects will create jobs in the long run and protect our residents in Johnstown, both as water consumers and as taxpayers,” Langerholc said.
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