Krueger-Braneky announces grant for Rutledge Borough and Nether Providence Township sewers

HARRISBURG, March 29 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that two Delaware county municipalities in the 161st District have been awarded grants from the PA Small Water and Sewer Fund, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), to reline and rehabilitate sewer lines.

Rutledge Borough will receive $212,500 to rehabilitate a portion of its sewer system and Nether Providence Township will receive $147,721 for relining sewer line.

Krueger-Braneky said the funding was released by the Commonwealth Financing Authority as part of the grant program for water and sewer projects. Rutledge Borough will use its award towards rehabilitating its sanitary sewer system along Linden and Morton avenues, including relining 135 linear feet of 10” pipe, 4,471 linear feet of 8” pipe and rehabilitating 56 lateral lines and 15 manholes.

“These awards are important investments in Delaware County’s infrastructure,” Krueger-Braneky said. “The funds awarded to Rutledge Borough will go a long way towards rehabilitating part of their sanitary sewer system that has begun to crack and see root infiltration.”

“I’m grateful to Representative Krueger-Braneky and her office for their collaboration securing this much needed investment in Rutledge’s infrastructure,” Rutledge Mayor, Kevin Cunningham, said. “This is a great example of when people work together, things happen.”

The funds awarded to Nether Providence Township will be used to reline nearly 2,300 linear feet of sewer line along Beatty Run and 150 feet of sewer line along Creekside Lane which have been subject to sanitary sewer overflow.

“This award will help Nether Providence Township address the sewer overflow issue with the largest line in the township,” Krueger-Braneky said. “These funds will ensure the township is in compliance with PA DEP’s consent order and prevent future overflow problems along Beatty Run and Creekside Lane.”

Under auspices of the Department of Community and Economic Development, 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.