HARRISBURG – The Frackville Area Municipal Authority secured a low-interest loan for $1,215,000 to replace the Fireman’s Road Pump Station, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) and Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-123).
Due to age and disrepair, the current pump station, which is at the end of its useful life, will be replaced with new gravity sewer mains, which will allow water to flow to the existing treatment plant.
“I’m thankful Frackville was awarded this highly competitive state funding to complete this key project,” said Argall. “Keeping sewer infrastructure up to date is important for keeping a community safe and healthy.”
“FAMA‘s project to replace a currently deteriorating pump station with a system that will service the area primarily by gravity is a long-desired environmental improvement and will also enhance economic development in the municipalities that make up this community,” said Twardzik. “I joined Sen. Argall in wholeheartedly supporting the loan application and applaud the authority’s decision to seek state assistance for a project that’s going to be of great benefit to its customers.”
Once completed, the new sewer mains will guide water that previously went to the pump station along Fireman’s Road to Industrial Road, connecting it to the existing system.
The project involves the placement of over 2,000 feet of l0-inch sanitary sewer lines, 11 manholes, 1,100 feet of low-pressure sewer line, two grinder pumps and lateral connections, and removal of the existing pump station.
The loan was awarded by PENNVEST, which funds sewer, storm water, and drinking water projects throughout Pennsylvania.