Monday, March 9, 2015

Cartwright Announces Appalachian Regional Commission Grant for Rush Township

Pottsville, PA – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $50,000 grant to Rush Township, Schuylkill County for the Lincoln Drive Sanitary Sewer Line Extension project.

“I am pleased that ARC has chosen to award Rush Township with a grant that will expand sewer access along Lincoln Drive,” said Cartwright. “The extension of this sewer line will ensure proper sewage disposal, protecting local soils and improving watershed quality. The ARC has consistently benefited municipalities in the 17th congressional district, and I am a firm supporter of the organization and the work they do.”

The Lincoln Drive Sanitary Sewer Extension project will alleviate current on-lot sewage disposal systems and provide long-term sewage disposal for 9 households and 4 business sites in the area. A total of 3,735 linear feet of sanitary sewer line will be installed and wastewater treatment will be by agreement between the Tamaqua Borough Authority and Rush Township.

In addition to ARC funds, state sources will provide $500,000 and local sources will provide $406,178, bringing the total project funding to $956,178. The ARC funding will provide an important supplement to local and state funding to allow the project to move forward.

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