Langerholc Announces $2.6 Million in Funding to Improve Water and Sewer Systems

Harrisburg – Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr., (R-35) today announced funding to improve water and sewage treatment systems in Cambria, Clearfield and Bedford counties.

“I am pleased to announce $2.6 million in state funding for local projects in the 35th Senatorial District,” Langerholc said. “This funding will help communities ensure their water supply and sewage treatment systems are safe and reliable.  These improvements are crucial to public health and quality of life, but often too costly for local ratepayers to cover themselves.”

Cambria County

Portage Borough Municipal Authority – $76,438

For improvements to the Bens Creek Impoundment Lot. The project will address several items in a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection inspection report and result in multiple years of continued use of the impoundment lot as a water source.

Jackson Township Water Authority – $325,000

To extend water service to serve the future Jackson Township Business Park.

Ferndale Borough – $357,765

For sewer system improvements along Hystone Avenue. The project will replace 1,600 feet of aging sewer line and six manholes to meet a DEP consent decree to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows.

East Taylor Municipal Authority – $174,750

To install a new water mixing system at East Taylor’s three water tanks. The project will allow the authority to meet water quality standards and provide improved service to approximately 1,000 customers in the township.

Croyle Township Water Authority – $291,500

To construct 3,500 feet of waterline extension to provide a safe and reliable water supply to 16 new customers who have on-lot well systems.

City of Johnstown – $400,000

To rebuild the flood protection wall on Sam’s Run near Russell Avenue. Approximately 60 feet of the channel has collapsed, and another 40 feet is in poor condition.

Central Mainline Sewer Authority – $81,532

To make upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant in Portage Township. The upgrades will improve efficiency, reduce maintenance costs and provide better sewage treatment.

Daisytown Borough – $134,000

To rehabilitate 46 manholes and replace four others. The project will reduce inflow and infiltration of water into the sewer system.

Gallitzin Borough Sewer and Disposal Authority – $195,000

To replace five main lines and 15 lateral lines between Franklin Street and Portage Street. The new line will eliminate the public health hazard caused by faulty sewer mains and eliminate sources of water infiltration, making the lines DEP compliant.

Richland Township

$400,000 grant to replace a deteriorating culvert on Nees Avenue. The project will alleviate roadway flooding by installing a larger culvert and concrete headwalls to allow more flow of Falls Run and improve public safety during large storms.

Clearfield County 

Curwensville Borough – $343,527

To construct a stormwater system on Station Street between Railroad Street and Grandview Avenue. The construction of 1,100 feet of piping and concrete inlets would remove sitting water and alleviate roadway flooding and icing.

Covington-Karthaus-Girard Area Authority – $115,490

To drill a new well and install proper casing to seal out low-quality water in Covington Township. Water from the current well contains high levels of contaminants, including iron and manganese, resulting in complaints of foul smelling and tasting water.

Bedford County 

Saxton Borough Municipal Authority – $178,073

To repair sections of the sewer system in Saxton Borough and Liberty Township. The project includes replacing or rehabilitating deficient asbestos cement piping.

The funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Finance Authority through the PA Small Water and Sewer Program.  The program helps fund the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply system, sanitary sewer system, storm sewer system, or flood control projects.

CONTACT: Gwenn Dando gdando@pasen.gov