State Financing to Help Fund Sanitary Sewer Improvements in Everett, Wozniak Says

Harrisburg – October 19, 2016 – A combined financing package of $4.75 million was approved for the Everett Borough Municipal Authority to make system upgrades and repair leaking sewer mains, according to state Sen. John Wozniak.

The funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) at a meeting today in Harrisburg.

“PENNVEST funding has long been a valuable resource for communities to access for repairs to sewer systems,” Wozniak said.  “The grant portion of this financing package helps local municipalities complete projects that aid the community and protect the environment.”

Wozniak said that financing package includes a $1.5 million grant along with $3.1 million loan.  He said the money will be used to address storm water inflow and repair deteriorating and leaking sewer mains, laterals and manholes.

The project includes the replacement of various sized pipes, storm sewer replacement and 100 manholes.

The work is required as a part of a Department of Environmental Protection consent order to address storm water overflows.

“The project will help prevent sewage overflows into the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River and enhance the water quality of the river system,” Wozniak said.  “The region has remarkable natural resources and it is critical to make investments that preserve its beauty.”

Wozniak said that PENNVEST estimated that 30 jobs will be created as a result of this project.