Upper Pottsgrove, Bally Also Win Sewer Grants

HARRISBURG PA – Two additional local municipalities – Upper Pottsgrove Township, and the borough of Bally – will share in grant money authorized last week by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority to address their sewer system needs, 24th District state Sen. Bob Mensch reported Monday (Aug. 24, 2020).

Upper Pottsgrove Township won $131,182 from the authority’s PA Small Water and Sewer program. The township will use the money to extend public sewer services to 27 homes designated for connection along Ming Drive and Moyer Road. The project includes installation of 2,500 linear feet of pipe with shutoff and check valves. Most pipe will be placed using horizontal drilling to minimize restoration needs.

Bally received $314,091 under the same program to rehabilitate and eliminate leaks in sanitary sewer mains and manholes within the borough. It’s also expected to decrease potential contamination from treated wastewater discharges. The project consists of the installation of 5,245 linear feet of 8-inch diameter pipeline and 277 vertical feet of full depth manhole lining.

Mensch said it was “important to continuously improve and expand our water and sewer systems to ensure they are functioning at the most efficient levels … I look forward to the developments that will come from the completed projects.”

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