HARRISBURG – Harveys Lake Borough today was awarded $297,326 in state grant funding to assist in the repair of its sewer system to benefit residents and the community, announced Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming). The funding was made available through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.
Specifically, the General Municipal Authority of Harveys Lake will use the funding to repair sanitary sewer defects that are allowing infiltration of groundwater into the system. The work includes improvements to manholes and 450 feet of sewer mains. The authority is contributing $52,470 toward the $349,796 project.
“The excessive groundwater infiltration problem has resulted in limited development within Harveys Lake Borough,” said Boback. “I was happy to work with municipal leaders on this project and advocate on their behalf. A safe and reliable sanitary sewer system is vital to the economic growth of the borough and the entire Back Mountain area.”
The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program was established by the General Assembly to award grants to municipalities and municipal authorities for water, sewer, storm water and flood control projects with a cost of not less than $30,000 and not more than $500,000.
The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
Representative Karen Boback
117th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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