(HARRISBURG) – Bristol Township and Penndel Borough, Bucks County, have been awarded a total of $591,111 in state grants make improvements to its wastewater treatment facilities, according to Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-6).
Tomlinson said grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) under its PA Small Water and Sewer Grant Program.
Bristol Township will use its $347,833 state grant to replace the emergency generator at its wastewater treatment plant. The existing generator at the plant is past its useful life, in poor condition and leaking oil. Due to its age, finding replacement parts is difficult. The new, larger diesel generator will be capable of powering all essential equipment in the case of a power outage. In addition, the electrical controls will be upgraded, the transfer switch will be replaced and the generator will be relocated outside.
Penndel Borough will use its $243,278 grant to upgrade a pump station and implement an inflow and infiltration removal program. The proposed project includes upgrading Pump Station No 2 and repairing 18,750 linear feet of sewer main over the course of three years. Currently the wastewater generated by the borough flows into the Neshaminy Interceptor, which often becomes over capacity and overflows. Upgrading the pump station will reduce these overflows, particularly during wet weather, protecting water quality.
“I’m pleased that residents in these municipalities will benefit from better water quality and distribution as a result of these project,” Tomlinson said. “This funding is an important resource for small communities that seeking to address water and sewer issues.”
CONTACT: Carol Milligan (717) 787-6725