HARRISBURG – More than $1.5 million in state funding will help fund a water line replacement project in Knox Borough, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Clarion/Venango/Butler/Forest) announced today after the grant was approved by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST).
The project will replace 5,100 feet of existing 4-inch cast iron water lines with an 8-inch polyvinyl chloride line to improve service to 76 connections along East Penn Avenue. Also replaced will be nine fire hydrants and 23 main water valves.
Additionally, 15 service lines made of old material between the curb stop and a residence or business will be replaced to improve health and water quality.
“The replacing the existing water line in Knox will help add to the overall health and safety of water customers, along with improving hydrant capabilities should they be needed in town,” Oberlander said. “I am pleased PennVEST saw the need to extend grant funding to the borough and its residents.”
The grant totals $1.577 million, and construction is expected to begin in a couple of weeks. The duration of the construction is estimated at less than a month.
“This is an important long-term infrastructure enhancement for the residents and businesses of Knox,” Hutchinson said. “This investment by PennVEST will result in better water quality, more reliable service and critical improvements to public safety.”
Representative Donna Oberlander
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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