HARRISBURG – To help finance a sanitary sewer project in the village of Lucinda, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today announced that more than $3.1 million in state funding was awarded to the Knox Township Sewer Authority by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
“This funding will enable the municipal authority to address ongoing issues of malfunctioning on-lot septic and wildcat systems, which has posed health risks to ground water and nearby streams,” Oberlander said. “Bringing a public system to this area of Lucinda will help improve public health and water quality, and I was happy to assist the authority with this overall project.”
Specifically, the funding will be used to construct 10,100 feet of eight-inch diameter sanitary sewer main and 43 concrete manholes, along with house laterals. This gravity collection system will discharge into a recirculating sand filter treatment plant.
Overall, the project will serve 63 customers.
The funding includes a grant of $1.6 million and a low-interest loan of $1.5 million. That loan is set at a 1 percent interest rate to be paid over 30 years.
Representative Donna Oberlander
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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