Bradford announces grant for sewer upgrade in Montgomery County

HARRISBURG, March 29 – State Rep. Matthew Bradford, D-Montgomery, today announced that East Norriton Township will benefit from $88,127 in state funding awarded to his legislative district.

“I am very happy that East Norriton Township has been able to get funding for this project,” Bradford said. “These funds will to aid in replacing a force main pipeline that caused an estimated two million gallons of sewage overflow into Stony Creek at the Norris City Avenue Pump Station when it failed in 2016.”

The project is as follows:

  • The project, with a total cost of $467,612, will replace 1,150 linear feet of 16 inch cast iron force main, with 1,150 linear feet of 16-inch ductile iron pipe between Swede Road and the Norris City Avenue Pump Station. The new pipe will be installed in the same location as the existing pipe, minimizing any piping conflicts.

The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), an independent agency created by the legislature to administer a variety of state’s funding programs designed to help our infrastructure system. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. The CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and Department of Banking.