Aug. 17, 2020

HARRISBURG – Canton Borough, Bradford County, today was awarded $193,592 in state grant funding to assist in a water system improvement project to benefit residents and the community, announced Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter). The funding was made available through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program.

“Making sure we have a water and sewer systems that are up-to-date and functioning properly is of upmost importance,” said Owlett. “It’s always good to see state money being invested in our rural communities, and I was happy to support this project.”

Specifically, the Canton Borough Authority will use the funding to replace the water main along Troy Street, between Carson Street and the bridge north of the Rockwell and Son Feed Mill. The work is to include the replacement of 600 feet of water line, along with connections and valves, and two fire hydrants. In addition, pavement, sidewalks and curbs will be restored in the project area. The authority is contributing $34,173 toward the $227,755 project.

“I wish we could have funded this and many more across the district, and that is something we will continue to work toward in the years to come,” Owlett added.

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 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 Clint Owlett
68th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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