Donatucci announces $254,413 grant for the 185th Legislative District

Funding to replace sanitary sewer lines

HARRISBURG, Sept. 19 – State Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that more than $250,000 in funding has been awarded from the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program for a project in the 185th Legislative District, which covers portions of Delaware and Philadelphia counties.

The grant – approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority – will help fund a project to replace 430 feet of sewer lines, 33 street laterals, and three manhole covers on Apple Street in Colwyn Borough, Delaware County.

“Aging infrastructure can lead to major consequences, so it’s crucial to address these issues as quickly as possible,” Donatucci said. “This project for Apple Street helps residents throughout the borough through the reduction of inflow and infiltration.”

The sanitary sewer along Apple Street is in poor condition due to a sinkhole developing along this line of pipe. The line has been televised, and shown to be in dire need of replacement. The total cost for the project is $299,310.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. It is responsible for funding programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. The CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and the Department of Banking and Securities.


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