Friday, February 1, 2019

PENNVEST Funding Approved for Area Infrastructure Project in Hegins and Hubley Townships

Funding for the design portion of the Hegins-Hubley Authority’s sanitary sewer project was approved Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), according to Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) and Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).

The Hegins-Hubley Authority sanitary sewer project was approved for $2 million low-interest loan to fund the design, engineering and permitting phases to construct a conveyance and treatment system for the areas of Hegins and Hubley townships, which are experiencing failure of on-lot systems. The proposed sewer system will consist of 166,610 feet of gravity sewer mains, 21,564 feet of low-pressure mains and seven pump stations. The wastewater treatment plant will have the capacity to treat 600,000 gallons per day.

"This funding will certainly go a long way in helping to fund the sewer project,” said Tobash. “The grant will enable the township to help make the necessary upgrades and meet additional customer demand. It will hopefully allow businesses to grow and create a number of new jobs.”

“Through everyone’s collective efforts, the authority was awarded this grant to design a new system that will provide efficient wastewater treatment that replaces non-functioning on-lot systems that were polluting the environment,” said Argall.

PENNVEST provides grants and low-interest loans to communities across the Commonwealth for sewer, stormwater and water projects. The projects contribute to improving Pennsylvania’s environment and the health of its people, while also providing opportunities for economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania workers.


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