Davidson announces grant for Lansdowne Borough sewer line

HARRISBURG, April 3 – State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, announced that Lansdowne Borough will receive a $43,208 grant from the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Fund, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, to re-line sewer lines in the borough.

Davidson said the funding was released by the Commonwealth Financing Authority as part of DCED's grant program for water and sewer projects. The funds will be used to replace one brick manhole and 219 linear feet of deteriorating clay pipe beneath the one block of Pennock Terrace.

“This award will help Lansdowne Borough repair pipe that conveys approximately half of the sewage service flow out of the borough,” Davidson said. “These repairs will help protect the local aquifer from contaminants that can escape from deteriorating infrastructure.”

Under auspices of DCED, the Pennsylvania 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.