Grant to Help Limerick Extend Ridge Pike Sewer Line

HARRISBURG PA – A $130,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development is headed to Limerick Township to help pay for design and permitting that would extend public sewers along Ridge Pike, state 146th House District Rep. Joe Ciresi reported Wednesday (April 6, 2022).

The project is expected to benefit up to 67 properties on a portion of Ridge Pike from east of Airport Road to the Lower Pottsgrove Township line, as well as on Sheridan Lane, Penn Road, and Industrial Parkway. Sewer service would be provided by Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater Inc.

Limerick Board of Supervisors Chair Ken Sperring Jr., who described the extension as an “important project,” predicted the funds “will ultimately help improve the groundwater and environment” by addressing and eliminating problems at properties along the route where owners “are dealing with the burdens of failing on-lot septic systems.”

Ciresi said the township had been waiting “decades (to) make real progress on extending public sewer access to this area.”

“Following communication with Aqua PA, which owns the sewer system, to find out what they needed from the state to make the extension happen, I worked with DCED to secure the grant money required,” Ciresi said of his role.

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