HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) recently approved a pair of water, sewer and stormwater projects totaling $880,000, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).
Funding was awarded to the Borough of Carroll Valley ($700,000) and the Cumberland Franklin Joint Municipal Authority ($180,000).
“We have a growing community, so these grants will go along way in ensuring local residents that the supply meets the demand,” said Mastriano. “As a state lawmaker, one of my main priorities is infrastructure. State grant dollars are highly competitive, so it is refreshing to see the CFA make this commitment to the 33rd Senate District.”
The Borough of Carroll Valley requested H20 PA funds to make upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant.
As part of the project, the municipality plans to construct a new control building, as well as a new “ultra violet” disinfection system.
Overall, the existing plant was constructed in the 1970s. The PA Department of Environmental Protection recently notified officials that the plant was hydraulically overloaded, and exceeded its useful life.
Additionally, the plant was paying for waste to be hauled to Harrisburg because it could not handle the load.
The Cumberland Franklin Joint Municipal Authority plans to upgrade four pump stations, and repair the wet wells at the same four locations. Currently, the pump stations are outfitted with electrical panel components that are beginning to fail. Other upgrades are included as well.
The Cumberland Franklin Joint Municipal Authority is a regional authority providing sewer service to portions of Franklin and Cumberland Counties.