FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich
Kavulich announces sewage grant for La Plume Township
HARRISBURG, Nov. 29– State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich announced that the state Department of Environmental Protection awarded a $576 grant to La Plume Township, Lackawanna County, through its Sewage Facilities Enforcement Grant Program.
The money will be used to reimburse 50 percent of the sanitary committee’s eligible expenses for performing the sewage enforcement provisions of Act 537 of 1966, the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act.
The Sewage Facilities Act requires local agencies to administer a permitting program for the installation of septic systems. The purpose of the program is to establish uniform standards to prevent outbreaks of public health and environmental problems from substandard or malfunctioning septic systems. Properly functioning septic systems treat, distribute and dispose of sewage through a clean, economic and efficient process.