Bethlehem (August 17, 2020) State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced a total of $2,908,922 in state grants for local water and sewer infrastructure improvement projects in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

“I am pleased to announce the approval of these state funds that will help expedite improvements to our aging sewer and wastewater systems across the Lehigh Valley,” Boscola said. “It’s critical that the Commonwealth partner with municipalities and municipal water and sewer authorities to ensure our water and sewer systems are safer and more reliable. These grants through the H2O PA and the Small Water and Sewer Programs work toward meeting that goal.”

The H2O PA grants include:

  • $900,000 to the Borough of Stockertown for its Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Project
  • $525,000 to the City of Bethlehem for its Broadway Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project

The Small Water and Sewer grants include:

  • $425,000 to the Borough of Catasauqua for its Lehigh Canal Interceptor Rehabilitation Project
  • $383,501 to the Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority for its Pond View Court/Green Pond Road Sanitary Sewer Extension Project
  • $200,000 to the Borough of North Catasauqua for its Main Street Storm Sewer Project
  • $200,000 to the Borough of Northampton for its Dry Run Stream Restoration Project
  • $146,871 to the Borough of Glendon for its Berger Road Stormwater Improvements Project
  • $75,000 to the Hellertown Borough Authority for its Division Street Well Emergency Generator Project
  • $53,550 to the Borough of Wilson for its Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation Project

The grants were approved today by the state Commonwealth Financing Authority Board in Harrisburg. The H2O PA Program provides for grants for the construction of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer projects The PA Small Water and Sewer Program provides grants to municipalities and municipal authorities to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer systems. 

# # #