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Freeland Municipal Authority Awarded State Grant for Sewage Plan, Says Toohil
10/22/2014
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the Borough of Freeland will receive a state grant in the amount of $28,445 to help pay for the development of an updated sewage facilities plan for Freeland and Foster Township. The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) and is part of the authority’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program Fund, which is supported by impact fees paid by drilling companies in the Marcellus Shale region.

The state Department of Environmental Protection has required the two municipalities to develop a revised sewage facilities plan to address the replacement of an aging main pipe and update the previously approved plan associated with major upgrades to the Freeland Wastewater Treatment Plant. The total project cost is $56,890.

“I am pleased funding was approved for the development of an updated sewage treatment plan that will benefit the community,” said Toohil. “The grant is needed to complete the main pipe replacement which will increase the capacity of the pump station, reducing the frequency of combined sewer overflows.”

The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth and holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136
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