Morrisville Authority receives $1M grant for sewer treatment plant upgrades

Wolf: Project will improve daily lives of residents

NEWTOWN, Sept. 12 – The Morrisville Municipal Authority was awarded a $1 million state grant to improve its wastewater treatment plant, state Rep. Perry Warren announced today.

The plant serves most of Lower Makefield Township, all of Morrisville and Yardley boroughs and parts of Falls Township. 

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant is the result of work among the Morrisville Authority, Warren’s office and the Wolf administration.

“The plant upgrades will help protect natural resources and save ratepayer money,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “It’s a prime example of the critical role that infrastructure plays in advancing public health, and improving it will positively affect thousands of people here in our communities.”

“This award reflects careful planning among the Morrisville Authority, Representative Warren and my administration to address critical infrastructure needs in Lower Makefield, Yardley and Morrisville,” Gov. Tom Wolf said. “The priority of my administration is creating stronger communities, and this project will go a long way toward improving the everyday lives of residents of these communities.”

Funding will cover the design, bidding and construction of a pump station and infrastructure conveyance system, including installation of a 30-inch force main, a 42-inch gravity main and road restoration.

Warren toured the facility in May with Superintendent Richard Dulay, Morrisville Municipal Authority Executive Director John Warenda, Engineer Robert Campbell, Solicitor Tom Jennings and other representatives of the plant. Warren said the discussion that took place there and during his May 31 Telephone Town Hall on infrastructure bolstered his advocacy for the grant.

"It would be hard to overstate our appreciation for the time and effort of Perry Warren and the governor's office in helping to address very serious infrastructure needs of our participating communities," Warenda said.