Dean announces state grant for cleaning, sealing, tests in area sewer

ABINGTON, March 29 – Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded to Abington Township today a $100,000 PA Small Water and Sewer grant to clean 25,000 feet of sewer pipe and to test 3,400 joints along the pipe in the Keswick area, announced state Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery.

The funds also will go toward sealing 800 pipe joints, 500 laterals, 20 manholes and repair 15 pipes that were labeled last year as defective.

“Thanks to a generous infusion from the state, these parts of our district’s sewer infrastructure will be maintained, ensuring better system efficiency and longevity in Keswick – all while offsetting costs to residents,” Dean said. “I applaud the CFA for recognizing an excellent opportunity to invest in the public and environmental health in the community and look forward to identifying new projects that benefit our district.”

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.