Comitta announces state grant for Kirkwood Pump Station renovation

WEST CHESTER, March 29 – Commonwealth Financing Authority today awarded to Westtown Township a $210,975 PA Small Water and Sewer grant to renovate Kirkwood Pump Station, announced state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester.

According to the grant application, new controls, a grinder, meters and valves will be used to outfit the station.

“The new machinery is expected to greatly increase reliability and efficiency, and that equates to better service for Westtown-area customers and increased longevity for our sewer infrastructure,” Comitta said. “Additionally, the state funding will offset sewer rates for residents. I applaud the CFA for recognizing a wise investment in our community.”

Under auspices of the Department of Community and Economic Development and backed by the CFA, the PA Small Water and Sewer grant program funds activities to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.

Eligible projects must have a total project cost between $30,000 and $500,000, and funding is available for municipalities and municipal authorities.