$2.9 Million in H2O Grants Secured For Schuylkill County Municipalities

HARRISBURG – The first round of PA H2O funding for critical water and sewer projects and other infrastructure needs across Pennsylvania was announced yesterday, according to State Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and State Representative Neal Goodman (D-123).

“These grants will bring new and innovative technologies to our local treatment facilities and will greatly improve their efficiency,” said State Senator David G. Argall (R-29). “I am very pleased we were able to secure this funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority received 728 applications totaling $2.6 billion in funding requests, and the board approved $500 million in projects. Among the projects included were the Delano Township Sanitary Sewer Project, Frackville Management Upgrade Project and the Wayne Township Sanitary Sewer Project.

“This program was created last year, in a better economy, but it is still important during these tough times,” Goodman said. “It protects the health of our citizens and creates work for people in jobs ranging from engineering to construction. These grants are smart investments in our communities.”

To be eligible for funding, a project must be owned by a municipality or authority, and must include local matching funds. The Commonwealth Financing Authority will evaluate applications, with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority providing technical review and assistance.


Nick Troutman
(717) 787-2637 (Argall)
Robert Laylo
717-787-7895 (Goodman)