Almost $5 Million in Sewer and Water Grants Awarded to Luzerne, Schuylkill County Communities

HARRISBURG – State grants totaling almost $5 million were awarded to projects to improve sewer and water systems in Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties, according to Sen. Dave Argall, Rep. Dane Watro, and Rep. Mike Cabell.

“By ensuring clean drinking water and preventing sewage from entering our creeks, improved water infrastructure affects so many of our communities,” said Argall. “These highly competitive state funds are very important.”

“Construction costs are on the rise for municipalities across the Commonwealth. That’s why it’s so important state funding like this is available to help complete infrastructure improvements they otherwise may not be able to afford,” said Watro. “I was happy to work with Sen. Argall and local leaders on identifying these projects and advocate on their behalf.”

“This funding will help Freeland’s municipal authority with vital infrastructure, and it’s an example of public money being well-spent. I know how important grants like these are to the small towns I represent,” said Cabell.

  • From the PA Small Water and Sewer Program:
    • $300,000 for the Freeland Borough Municipal Authority to replace a water main on Centre Street.
    • $370,000 for the Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority to replace sewer lines that have cracked and deteriorated over time in Hazleton.
    • $421,312 for the Kline Township Municipal Authority to replace 1,250 feet of clean water transmission line in McAdoo Borough.
    • $341,700 for the Ringtown Sewer Authority to assist with improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.
  • From H2O PA:
    • $1,354,466 for the Hazleton City Authority for a pump station upgrade in Hazle Township.
    • $1,350,000 for the Hazleton City Authority for improvements to the water distribution system.
    • $768,321 for the Hazleton City Authority for upgrades to Hazleton’s water treatment plant.


CONTACT: Jim Brugger (Argall)
Andy Briggs (Cabell/Watro)

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