Warren announces grants for local sewer upgrades

HARRISBURG, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Perry Warren announced that Lower Makefield Township and the Morrisville Municipal Authority were awarded state grants for sewer upgrades.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the grants, through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program, on Tuesday.

Lower Makefield Township was awarded $408,481 to construct a new pump station in the township, to be constructed at the intersection of Stackhouse Drive and Mahlon Drive. It will replace the Stackhouse Ejector Station, which was susceptible to the inflow and infiltration of ground water and storm water into the sanitary sewer system.

The Morrisville Municipal Authority was awarded $180,625 to replace 700 feet of deteriorating water main, as well as two fire hydrants and 20 service lines along Centre Street. It includes other work to create a loop between water mains on Delmorr Avenue and Union Street, which will improve pressure and water quality in the area.

“It’s important to residents and other community members that we keep our infrastructure in good working order,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “I was happy to help secure funding for these projects and see the state recognize the importance of this work.”

“It’s not easy to get CFA approval for projects. You’ve got to pay attention to many small details and make sure an application is justifiable and complete,” said House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody. “Perry Warren mastered the process and is using it for the benefit of everyone he represents in Bucks County.”

Warren also thanked Sen. Chuck McIlhinney for his work to secure an $85,000 grant for Morrisville Borough through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. The funds will help the borough prepare a master plan of Patriots Park at Historic Summerseat.

The CFA is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development, established in 2004 to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.