Aug. 17, 2020

HARRSIBURG – Rep. Eric Davanzo (R-Westmoreland) and Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) today announced a grant has been awarded for upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant in Smithton Borough.

“We all need a safe and reliable source of water, so I’m pleased to announce this grant and how it will offset the cost of providing water to the community,” Davanzo said. “Even during the challenging financial times so many people are experiencing, we still need to make important investments like this one.”

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Smithton was awarded a grant of $29,452 to install a new pump and process instrumentation – including pH, dissolved oxygen and UV remittance – at the wastewater treatment plant. The new equipment will enhance the operation of the plant.

The total cost of the project is $34,650.

“These wastewater treatment plant improvements are essential for Smithton, so I am appreciative that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) is providing the needed financial support to enhance the plant’s operation,” Ward added.

The grant was awarded through the CFA and its Small Water and Sewer Grants program. The program awards 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.

Representative Eric Davanzo
58th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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