– More than $400,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding is set to be invested in a water system improvement project in Tremont and Porter Townships, Rep. Joanne Stehr (R-Northumberland/Schuylkill) announced today.
“I am pleased our communities are receiving this valuable funding that will help repair and maintain critical water systems in our community. Investments like these are essential to strengthening our community and improving the quality of life for residents,” said Stehr. “Safe, healthy communities mean a better quality of life for residents, which can also attract new businesses to grow the local economy.”
Schuylkill County was awarded $438,732 for the replacement of a water storage tank that serves customers in portions of Tremont and Porter Townships. The current water storage tank is 43 years old and has multiple leaks, a faulty leveling system, and does not have an approved PA Department of Environmental Protection level reader. The grant will cover the construction of a new 160,000-gallon water tank, a new foundation and security fencing.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds strengthen Pennsylvania communities by assisting with housing improvements, building suitable living environments, expanding economic opportunities geared to low- and moderate-income individuals, and improving critical community health and welfare infrastructure.