Tomlinson and O’Neill Announce Warwick Township Awarded H20 Grant to Upgrade Sewage System

The Warwick Township Water and Sewer Authority has been awarded a $349,791 grant through the state’s H20 PA Program to provide public sewer service to an area of the township with a high occurrence of failing on-lot systems, according to Sen. Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) and Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks).

Tomlinson and O’Neill worked closely with township residents and local and state officials to secure funding to cover engineering, legal, consulting and construction costs for the  project, which he said is crucial to protecting public health and the local environment.

“I commend the residents, the township and the Warwick Municipal Authority for working together to make this a reality,” Tomlinson said.   “It’s a great example of what you can accomplish with citizen involvement and intergovernmental cooperation.  Property values will increase, our water resources will be better protected and we have a cost-effective solution to this problem.”

“It was my pleasure to have worked with the neighbors to see this grant awarded and I am most happy to see that it worked out for them.” said Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks).

The project will take place near Eddowes Road and will extend public sanitary sewer service to 19 residents who have experienced long-standing problems with their sewage systems.   The historic Moland House, home of Warwick Township Historical Society, will also be provided with public sanitary sewer service, enabling it to hold more activities.

Tomlinson said the project will enable nearby residents to connect to the public sewer in the future, if and when they choose to do so.

“I’m so pleased we were able to obtain funding for this upgrade, which is so important to this area and to the homeowners who were affected,” Tomlinson said.

Act 63 of 2008, known as H2O PA, funds water and sewer projects, as well as storm water projects, flood control projects, and high-hazard dam repairs.  The funding is provided through an $800 million bond financed by five percent of gaming revenue deposited in the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund.

CONTACT:

Megan Crompton (Sen. Tomlinson) 717-787-5072
Cindy Beck (Rep. O’Neill) 215-794-1055