Over $3.3 Million in Sewer and Water Grants Awarded to Schuylkill County Communities

HARRISBURG – State grants totaling over $3.3 million were awarded to projects to improve sewer and water systems in Schuylkill County, according to Sen. Dave Argall, Rep. JoAnne Stehr, and Rep. Tim Twardzik.

“Outdated sewer systems can pollute our local creeks,” said Argall. “This highly competitive state funding will improve waterways throughout Schuylkill County.”

“I am thrilled that our community has been awarded this vital grant funding. This significant investment will improve and repair critical parts of local infrastructure and improve the overall well-being of the people who reside here,” said Stehr. “This is a positive opportunity that will provide lasting change for the betterment of our community.

“We are very pleased to announce that an important Ashland Area Municipal Authority 300,000 gallon finished water tank project will be funded through a Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grant award,” said Twardzik. “Senator Argall and I joined forces to support this safety and quality of life upgrade for the Ashland community. Having Senator Argall’s experience is beneficial when locating and successfully securing funding for important projects throughout Schuylkill County.”

  • From the PA Small Water and Sewer Program:
    • $200,000 for the Ashland Area Municipal Authority to replace a water storage tank.
    • $407,048 for the Hegins-Hubley Authority to make improvements to the water system on West Maple Street.
    • $405,238 for the Tower City Borough Authority to reconfigure treatment and distribution at a well site in the borough.
    • $300,000 for Tremont Borough to upgrade their stormwater collection system.
  • From H2O PA:
    • $1,000,000 for Pine Grove Borough for the addition of two wells to support an increase in demand for more drinkable water.
    • $1,000,000 for the Pine Grove Joint Treatment Authority for the rehabilitation of ten lift stations and a gravity sewer in Pine Grove Township.


CONTACT: Jim Brugger (Argall)
William Jones (Twardzik/Stehr)

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