Sep. 18, 2018

HARRISBURG – Lawrenceville Borough in Tioga County has been awarded a $395,988 grant to rehabilitate the sewer system along Cowanesque and Mill streets, said Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).

“This was a grant I personally requested for the borough in order to make needed improvements that were recommended following a study conducted in 2012,” said Owlett. “The funding will cover a large portion of the cost of the total project, which is $465,869. It is important to enhance infrastructure in rural areas like ours in order to support necessary expansion and improve the quality of life for area residents.”

The project goal is to reduce inflow and infiltration of the waste water collection system in order to reduce hydraulic overload. Rehabilitation to the system will include 3,925 linear feet of cured-in-place lining, the installation of 770 linear feet of sewer laterals and a new 50-linear-feet sewer main, pipe spot repair, replacement of 40 lateral connections and five hydrants, remediation of eight manholes, and installation of one new manhole.

The grant funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program, which offers grants for small water and sewer infrastructure projects and can be used to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.

Representative Clint Owlett
68th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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